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Food Train

Food Train

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 opportunity

Could you cook one extra portion of dinner for an older neighbour? About Meal Makers: Meal Makers is a local neighbourhood food-sharing project. We connect people who love cooking and want to be active in their community (Cooks), with older neighbours (Diners) who would appreciate home cooked food delivered every now and then. We aim to tackle social isolation and the growing problem of malnutrition by helping older adults aged 55+ who no longer find it easy to cook for themselves to enjoy freshly home cooked food.

Posts from Food Train on Good HQ

Food Train on the move!

WE HAVE MOVED! From Monday 2nd October our new head office address is Hestan Southwest, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TA. Phone numbers, web address, twitter and facebook are all unchanged. If you're in Dumfries, feel free to pop in for a cuppa :-) Read more

Volunteers Week 2017

Celebrations are getting underway here at Food Train to say a massive THANK YOU to all our amazing volunteers for everything they do this week and every other week of the year. Every Food Train area across Scotland will be recognising the passion and dedication of our volunteers… Read more