The Food Train began in 1995 following a community survey of older people that found many of them struggling with their weekly grocery shopping. Food Train is a grocery shopping, befriending and household support service for older people assisting and enabling them to live at home independently for as long as they are able.

The Food Train Service

Local vounteers provide weekly deliveries of fresh groceries to older people who experience difficulties doing their weekly grocery shopping. The shopping delivery service is easy to use:

  • Customers complete a blank shopping list which is collected by our volunteers: a blank shopping list is left with the customer for next time
  • Shopping is completed and delivered by our volunteers at loacal shops on nominated day
  • Shopping is delivered in a box whoch is unpacked by voluntees.  Volunteers will also put things away if needed.
  • Customer pays for shopping and the £3 delivery charge, cash or cheque is acceptable

How much does it cost?

  • £1 for one year’s membership – this is paid when beginning the service and provides access to Extra services as well.
  • £4 per delivery – this is paid alongside the cost of the shopping at the point of delivery.

Find out more

Volunteers are vital to the success of Food Train and without them we wouldn’t be able to operate.

Anyone over the age of 16 can volunteer, subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. The great thing about Food Train is that because of the different roles we offer, volunteering with us can be flexible.

If you want to make a difference to older peoples lives then why not come and join us. If you'd like to know more, we would love to hear from you. You can get in touch with us the following ways:

Suite 17
The Circle
4-6 Staffa Place

Tel: 01382 459202