Food Train Renfrewshire

Charity registered in Scotland SC024843

Our aim is to support older people to live independently at home. Our preventative services address the difficulty older people face getting their weekly grocery shopping, doing jobs around the house and the growing isolation that comes with failing health. We also aim to provide a wide range of supported volunteering opportunities for people of all ages and ability and these include shopper, driver, delivery assistant and office assistant.


Current opportunities

The shoppers are given grocery lists to pick for customers in a local supermarket and are supported by delivery volunteers in this activity. Grocery shopping takes place Tuesday to Thursday and the service operates 52 weeks a year. Volunteers are shopping using a standard trolley and require a degree of physical fitness.

The shopping lists are collected on Mondays and some customers require assistance to complete the lists. Grocery deliveries take place Tuesday to Thursday and the service operates 52 weeks a year. Drivers may also take part in the list collection which takes place on a Monday.

The drivers are given grocery deliveries to deliver to customers and are supported by delivery volunteers in this activity. Grocery delivery takes place Tuesday to Thursday and the service operates 52 weeks a year. Drivers may also take part in the list collection which takes place on Monday. The vehicles used are medium sized commercial vans and the role involves lifting grocery boxes in and out of the vehicle and requires a degree of physical fitness