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Food Train

Local volunteers provide weekly deliveries of fresh groceries to older people experiencing difficulties doing their weekly grocery shopping, ensuring they can eat well, live well and age well. 

How does it work?

  • The shopping delivery service is a simple process.
  • Customers complete a blank shopping list which is collected by our volunteers; a blank shopping list is left with customer for next time.
  • Shopping is completed and delivered by our volunteers at local shops on a nominated day.
  • Shopping is delivered in a box which is unpacked by volunteers. Volunteers will also put things away if needed.
  • Customer pays for shopping and the £5 delivery charge, cash or cheque is acceptable.

Who can use the Food Train?

  • Customers must be 65 and over; this is due to the type of funding we receive.
  • Customers must be unable or have difficulty getting their grocery shopping.

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.
  • £5 per delivery – this is paid alongside the cost of the shopping at the point of delivery.
  • From time to time supermarket offers can result in savings for customers on the cost of their shopping.  Where individual savings are made those will always be given to the customer.  Where the saving has resulted directly from the collective purchase of multiple customers, the saving will be used by Food Train to further the charitable aims and objectives of the organisation.