Food Train’s shopping delivery service ensures that you have access to fresh and affordable groceries, delivered direct to your home on a weekly basis, or less often if that suits you. Our volunteers can unpack and put shopping items away where needed.
Anyone over the age of 65 who has difficulty getting their grocery shopping can use the service. It costs £5 per delivery, which is paid alongside the cost of your shopping. There is a £1 annual membership to pay, which also allows you access to other 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.
We hope our service will help you enjoy fresh food and a well-balanced diet and help you remain in the comfort of your own home in your community without the worry or carrying heavy shopping.
From time to time supermarket offers can result in savings for customers on the cost of their shopping. Where individual savings are made those will always be given to the customer. Where the saving has resulted directly from the collective purchase of multiple customers, the saving will be used by Food Train to further the charitable aims and objectives of the organisation.
There are two ways Food Train can support you:
In Food Train branch areas, we have teams of volunteers working together to collect your shopping list, make up your order in the local supermarket then deliver your food and groceries via Food Train branded vans. Service areas for this shopping delivery service can be found here.
In other Scottish local authority areas where Food Train does not have a local branch office, we can offer our Food Train Connects shopping service where we connect you with a volunteer living nearby who will shop and deliver to you using their own transport. To sign up as a Food Train Connects customer, click here.