Launched in 1995, Food Train was set up by older people after a community survey highlighted the daily struggles they faced.
The core aim of Food Train continues to be to provide a low-cost grocery delivery service and other practical support to those unable to do their weekly grocery shopping through age related frailty, ill health or disability. The objective of the service is to support people to live independently in their own home and community for as long as possible, and positively impact on their health and well being through increased social contact.
25 YEARS SERVING THE COMMUNITY
25 years later shopping delivery is still Food Train’s largest service. Teams of local volunteers in 9 local branches across Scotland collect a completed shopping list from the customer which is then taken to our partner shops. Teams of volunteer shoppers make up the order and delivery volunteers then collect the order and transport it to the customer’s home.