Food Train Clacks

Charity registered in Scotland SC024843

Food Train is a registered charity, voluntary organisation and social enterprise. Since 1995 Food Train 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 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.

Our Growth

Following 15 years of successfully supporting older people throughout Dumfries and Galloway, in 2010, Food Train embarked on our ambitious project to make our services available to older people in other parts of Scotland. With support from the Scottish Government, Community Food and Health Scotland and the relevant health and social care partnerships, we are delighted that Food Train services are now available in many more areas.

Current opportunity

Food Train Stirling and Clackmannanshire provide a volunteer-led, low-cost grocery delivery service to people aged 65 and over who are unable to do their own shopping. Customers may come to use the service due to disability, frailty or mobility issues. The service is not means-tested or health-tested, meaning anyone aged 65+, living in the Stirling/Clackmannanshire local authority areas, who are struggling to access groceries can utilise the service. They are recruiting for volunteer shoppers to support older people in the Asda store in Alloa with their food shopping. Once shopping lists are collected, volunteer shoppers work together to gather the shopping in the Asda. Shoppers are needed on a Wednesday morning. The Food Train Clackmannanshire provide an induction and training for all its volunteers, and also buddy up helpers with experienced volunteers. If you would be interested in helping out one morning a week, please get in touch by calling the team on 01786 450 536 or emailing them at The Food Train covers all travel costs. Volunteer shoppers are asked to commit to one morning per week shopping from 8am to 11am. The Food Train provide water and snacks for volunteers. After completion of a successful volunteering period staff can offer a professional reference for onward progression destinations. The Food Train also provide and cover the cost of PVG registration, training and ongoing support in the form of one to one meetings or volunteer meetings.