The Food Train
The Food Train

Charity registered in Scotland SC024843

Food Train is an award winning charity providing practical support services helping older people to live more independently at home.  Established in Dumfries in 1995 to provide a food access solution to older people, Food Train is now a thriving charitable social enterprise providing a range of services with 900+ volunteers supporting over 2,800 older people in Scotland. 


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Innovations Officer (Maternity Cover) - Eat Well, Age Well (EWAW)

  • Full time
  • £27,175
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th January 2019

Food Train recently launched the Eat Well Age Well project to contribute to the reduction of malnutrition amongst older people in Scotland. Funded by Big Lottery UK and with its focus in preventative work, this 3 and a half year project will lead nationally in identifying ways to support older people access good nutrition and hydration. Project strands will include building collaborative relationships, testing change methodology, conducting research and evaluation, supporting innovations in the community and building capacity across communities.

This role offers the opportunity to leverage learning from Food Train and the wider evidence base to test and evaluate approaches aimed at reducing malnutrition in older people in Scotland.

We are looking for a suitably skilled, socially aware and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in food and nutrition, people and communities who can develop and test innovations in practice and identify passionate community members to access the project’s grant fund for small tests of change. You will need to have excellent listening and communications skills, with a deep understanding of how people in communities can support each other. Previous experience working collaboratively in communities, able to build new relationships quickly and able to find the small ideas that could have a big impact. If you’ve got the right skills and expertise and you’d like to be part of this exciting project, then we’d love to hear from you.


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Charity Shops / Retail

12th March 2019

Our Shoppers are a core part of the Food Train volunteering team ensuring older people in Renfrewshire are supplied with fresh groceries at affordable prices. The Shoppers shop from the grocery lists provided by our members, checking quantities and sizes are correct. When all sho… Read more

Volunteer Delivery Teams

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Driving / Escorting

12th March 2019

Our Volunteer Delivery Drivers and Helpers are a vital part of our team ensuring essential grocery supplies are provided to older people in Renfrewshire. The Delivery Teams are responsible for transporting groceries from the supermarket to our members. They will load the Food Tra… Read more

Volunteer Cook Befriender

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Homebased Volunteering

7th November 2018

If you cook meals regularly and enjoy sharing your home cooking this is an opportunity for you to volunteer your time and skills locally. Often when people become older or suffer from an illness they find they are no longer able to cook for themselves therefore some haven’t had… Read more

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