Without the generosity of people like you, our vital work would not be possible. With your kindness and involvement, together we can help and support older people right across Scotland to eat well, live well and age well. Below are a variety of ways you can help.

Your help keeps our vans on the road, supports the work of our local teams and contributes directly to the services we provide our members. We make every penny you give count towards improving the lives of older people.

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    Fundraising activities

    We’ve got lots of quick and easy ideas, as well as fun things you can do at work or with friends. Click here for our A-Z guide.

    However you choose to fundraise, we’re here to help. Get in touch with us here.

    Collection pots

    Collection pots in shops, offices and other local businesses really help us towards our fundraising. We can even claim back gift aid on the amount in each pot through the small cash donation scheme.

    Get in touch here and we will arrange to drop some pots off to you.


    Easyfundraising turns your everyday shopping into donations, at no cost to you.

    Just visit your favourite retailer (there are over 2700 retailers listed on the Easyfundraising website) and then shop as normal. Once you’ve made a purchase the retailer will then make a small donation to Food Train

    Payroll Giving

    Payroll Giving is a really easy way to give regular support to Food Train.

    Payroll Giving is a way of giving money to charity without paying tax on it. It must be paid through PAYE from someone’s wages or pension. For more information click here.


    Your employer needs to set up and run the scheme. The amount of tax relief you get depends on the rate of tax you pay.


    Contact a Payroll Giving agency to set up a scheme.

    Make deductions each time you run payroll. The donation will be taken from your employees’ pay before tax but after National Insurance.

    Send the donations to your agency - they’ll pass them on to Food Train.

    Sign up today and start donating, If you have any queries about the scheme you can contact us on or 01387 270800.

    Fundraising complaints

    Food Train are committed to best practice, and we take all complaints seriously, we wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for our amazing supporters so it’s important we get things right.

    If you have a complaint or a concern about our fundraising, you can:

    • Call our Fundraising Manager on 07711 591239
    • Email us at
    • Write to us at Fundraising Manager, Food Train, 118 English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DE

    We will always treat your complaints seriously. We will treat you politely, fairly and respect your confidence.