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Dumfries Rotary Donation

Dumfries Rotary Club recently donated £1,600 from the annual AM-AM Golf Day held in Dumfries.  Rotary President Arthur Murphy and Secretary Tom Marchbank made the presentation to Regional Manager Helen McAnespie.  Also pictured is Willie Linton from Dumfries Care Trust and Karen McMeeken from Dumfries Cardiac Unit who also received donations. 


VIP volunteer experience

Dumfries and Galloway Council Leader Ronnie Nicholson joined local volunteers Patrick and John on deliveries today as a VIP volunteer.  Ronnie saw first hand the fabulous job our volunteers do on a daily basis supporting our local older community.  Thanks for your time Ronnie we hope you enjoyed the experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

ANCBC support

New van for Dumfries


We are delighted to have taken delivery of an additional delivery van for our Nithsdale branch courtesy of funding support from Annandale & Nithsdale Community Benefit Company.  This support is very much appreciated by everyone at Food Train.

Marri at Scottish Parliament

Regional Manager Marri attends Scottish Parliament Opening Ceremony



On Saturday 2nd July, MSP Ruth Maguire invited our North Ayrshire Regional Manager Marri Welsh as Cunninghame South’s Local Hero, joined by 128 other MSPs and their Local Heroes to celebrate the Opening Ceremony of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

Highlights of the day’s events included Her Majesty the Queen addressing MSPs in the Chamber and Local Heroes taking part in the ‘Riding’ procession down Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Commenting on her decision to nominate Marri and Food Train, Ruth said: ‘As the fifth session of the Scottish Parliament gets under way, it’s right that the people of Scotland are placed at the heart of our events. Together with my fellow MSPs, we want to celebrate the achievements of our Local Heroes from across every constituency and region in Scotland. Marri’s work is truly inspirational, having a transformational impact on the lives of older people who rely on Food Train to deliver their essential shopping, working against loneliness, and allowing older people to live in their own homes.’

Responding to her nomination, Marri said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to have been nominated as a Local Hero and to attend this wonderful occasion with Ruth. Food Train has been providing services for older people across Scotland for 21 years. As an Ayrshire girl, I was thrilled to bring our vital shopping service to North Ayrshire in 2015. Our services are delivered by a team of volunteers, every one of them a local hero in Food Train’s eyes and I am thrilled to represent all of them and our organisation, on this very memorable day'.


Marri at opening of Parliament