The Food Foundation

Charity registered in Scotland SC038453

We are a charitable Social Enterprise whose main purpose is to provide personal and vocational development to people in the community who are disadvantaged due to age, illness or a mental or Physical disability.
We achieve this by providing a blended learning environment, a mix of e-learning and hands on training, delivered in a real working catering business.
We generate income through our catering business, however we also rely on grants and funding to cover our costs.


Current opportunities

Volunteer drivers are needed to help deliver food from our charitable Social Enterprise to various establishments in and around Peebles. Volunteers will be driving our small catering van delivering catering orders to lunch clubs, buffets and business meetings in the Peebles area. The Food Foundation help people who are disadvantaged gain hands on experience working in a commercial kitchen, they can also work towards SQA certificates in hospitality. The income made from the catering orders goes straight back into the project.

We are looking for kind natured people to befriend and deliver hot nutritional meals to older people living at home. You will be providing a friendly social contact to the older people who may be isolated. Brightening their day and helping them feel connected to their community. Volunteers will pick up and deliver hot freshly cooked meals in Peebles once per week in insulated food box. All Volunteers will receive an induction, training on hot food handling, and will be police checked under the Protection of Vulnerable groups (PVG) Scheme.

The Flowerpot Café are looking for friendly people to work in our courtyard café, as part of a small happy team. We have put all the necessary Covid – 19 precautions in place to stay safe and training will also be given. This is a great opportunity for someone who likes to be social and meet new people. We are a charitable social Enterprise and all the proceeds from the Café go straight back into the project to help disadvantaged people in our community, so you will be helping the charity at the same time. Two roles are available: The first role will be serving the customers at their tables, taking orders, and passing them onto the kitchen. clearing tables, sanitising tables and chairs when they have been used. The second role is in the kitchen making up the orders and washing dishes and keeping the kitchen area clean and tidy