Meal Maker Volunteer

  • VO89640


Description

Meal Makers is a neighbourhood food-sharing project that connects people who enjoy cooking with an older person who lives in their local community and would really appreciate a home cooked meal and some friendly company.

As a Meal Maker Volunteer, you will prepare an extra portion of food in your own home and deliver it to your 'Diner' at a time that suits you both. Designed to be a fun volunteering opportunity based on an everyday activity, Meal Makers aims to tackle malnutrition and loneliness in older adults (55+), who struggle with the ability or motivation to prepare a home-cooked meal for themselves.

Organisation aims and objectives

Food Train Connects is a registered charity, voluntary organisation and social enterprise. Since 1995 Food Train Connects has been making daily life easier for older people, providing vital services to those who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability. Food Train Connects makes hundreds of grocery deliveries every week, ensuring those most in need have access to fresh groceries. Teams of dedicated local volunteers across the regions also go that extra mile by helping with household jobs, delivering books through our library service and providing much needed friendly social contact and meals through our Meal Makers and befriending services.

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This opportunity is extremely flexible and meal sharing can occur as little or often as you like – weekly, fortnightly or just occasionally. Meals can be delivered at a time that suits both you and your 'diner.'

Restrictions

Travel details: Meal Maker cooks will be matched with an older person near them, ideally within a 5-10 min walk . Although a volunteer can indicate if they are willing to travel further. Volunteers required throughout the Falkirk area.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago