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Food Train is now 21 years old!
On 29th June, Food Train reached the grand old age of 21! Happy birthday to us! From little acorns mighty oaks grow. And today, we provide 5 services, with the support of 900 volunteers, in 34 vans/4mini buses, across 8 regions of Scotland, to over 2,500 older people. Here's to the next 21!
Stirling's fabulous volunteers turned out in good spirits for a fundraising Bag pack at Sainsburys and collected £400 from generous customers on the day! Fundraising is vital to sustaining and expanding Food Train's service locally as we only receive part funding from a local authority grant. A massive thank you to everyone who joined in, including Stirling customer Shirley Hyman. Shirley apreciates the service so much she really wanted to come out and help the volunteers for an hour and be involved. Our volunteers not only collected donations but they informed everyone about the Food Train service, so at the end of the day had sore throats as well as sore legs! And as you can see from the photos, smiles all day!
Over the last 12 months the demand for Food Train services in Glasgow has continued to grow and we now cover the whole of the City from Drumchapel to Ballieston in the North, Hillington to Carmunnock in the South and everywhere else in between!
We have grown our fleet to 5 delivery vans which are out on the road 3 days per week transporting all the groceries to our ever growing customer base and our team of volunteers are busier than ever before.
As always, we're still looking for people to join us, so if you have some hours to spare during the week and are interested in volunteering then click on the Volunteer link above, fill out the enquiry form and we'll be in touch. Alternatively, feel free to call the branch on 0141 423 1722 Monday to Friday to discuss the volunteering opportunities available. We look forward to hearing from you!