News & Events
We are delighted to have launched our pilot service in South Ayrshire on 5 September 2016. With funding support from Scottish Government, we are providing our vital shopping service to people aged 65+ lviing in the towns of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon. For more information contact our North Ayrshire branch, who are running the pilot on a 1 year basis.
Stirling Customer Mrs Macdonald attended The Tuesday Club at the North Parish Church and was delighted that Liz and Fran from her local Food Train were giving a talk to the group about the Charity's grocery shopping service. Eileen (Mrs Macdonald) took a moment after the talk to tell everyone about what Food Train means to her and said ' It is an amazing service, I couldn't live at home without it. The volunteers are so kindly and helpful. I have been a customer for years and it is a truly wonderful, wonderful service' Mrs Macdonald is pictured below with Fran, Regional Manager for the Stirling Food Train
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.