Food Train Friends is a befriending service, matching you with a local trained volunteer for more social contact at home or you can join a group outing.

About the service

The service offers befriending on a one to one basis at home, going out for a coffee and a chat or a trip around the shops. It also offers access to group outings to share a lunch together, go to the cinema, visit a garden centre and other interesting things to do in your local area.

We try to make all our outings and group activities varied and things that you would enjoy. A small additional charge may apply on some trips or events to help cover our costs.

Outings may not be suitable for every member, and this will be discussed with you when you request to join the service.


This service is available for

  • Anyone aged over 65

In these areas

  • Scotland wide ( group outings are available in some parts of the country)

I look forward to going day trips with the bus. Everybody is kind, positive and it gets me out of the house.


From £5 per month.

Become a member

Your Food Train membership fee of just £1 per year allows you access to Food Train services, if they are available in your local area. Please note - charges apply for each Food Train service provided. For information on charging please refer to the detailed information under the services you are interested in.

Complete our Membership Form to get started.

We're here to help

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team if you have any questions about any of our services or becoming a Food Train member.