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.