News & Events
Our amazing volunteers turned out on Sunday morning to run a car boot stall at Falkirk Stadium to raise funds for Food Train. The weather held good for them and everyone was delighted with the proceeds of more than £250 to help buy shopping boxes and volunteer uniforms. It was a very early start so thanks very much to Alan, Pat, Eleanor and WIllie for volunteering to help Anne-Marie and Fran on the day. Thanks also to our wonderful customers and volunteers for donating their unwanted bric-a-brac for us to sell. This is an annual event for Food Train, so see you all next year! As you can see from the photos, everyone had great fun..we didnt stop laughing all day.
Food Train customers got a surprise visit recently when the Lord Provost delivered their weekly shop! Provost Mike Robbins spent the day alongside other volunteers to make deliveries on one of the hottest days of the summer. He met and chatted with the customers of the Food Train and heard about the challenges they face living at home, whilst he unpacked their shopping and helped to put it away. The Provost was taking part in one of the Charity's VIP Volunteering Days to find out for himself the benefits of the service for older people in the Community.
Food Train staff and volunteers were very proud to be presented with the Volunteer Friendly Award at the Inspiring Volunteers Awards Ceremony 2016. Food Train were the first Charity organisation in Stirling to receive this award in 2013 and delighted in 2016 to have it renewed for another 3 years, showing 'Sustained Excellence'. Thanks to SVE for a wonderful evening and congratulations to all the other award winners.
Food Train volunteers manned a stall at the Callander Highland Games to raise money for the Charity. A fabulous tombola and tin-can-alley generated a whopping £260. Thanks to everyone for their generous donations of prizes for the tombola and for their time in coming to support the event.