Food Train are a Scottish Charity who offer three different services:-
Volunteers visit clients to collect shopping lists. They then collect the shopping (and pay for it). The volunteers then deliver the shopping to clients with the receipt and collect the amount due plus a small delivery fee. Shopping can also be unpacked and put away if necessary. There is an annual fee of £1 membership.
This offers a one-to-one befriending service to anyone over 65 years in the north east of Glasgow. They also arrange group outings. The annual cost of this is £12 and a small fee for travel to outings. The nature and location of the organised outings is decided among the client group themselves. If clients go for lunch etc. they pay for their own meals.
This service is essentially a food sharing service. Volunteers complete an online food safety quiz and undergo a PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check. They are then paired up with someone locally to offer to cook and deliver homemade meals. This is a free service with only a small annual fee and concentrates on giving older vulnerable people the chance to have a little company and a home cooked meal. The number of visits are decided between the cooks and the clients receiving the service.
If you would like to use any of these services or would like more information, please contact our office on 0141 771 9590