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Deliveries for Elderly
for essential provisions can often be a difficult and exhausting
job for the elderly and infirm. But now, thanks to a newly-formed
group of volunteers in Stranraer, weekly shopping supplies
are making their way directly to the doors of such people
in Stranraer and district.
Dumfries organisation, the Food Train, have expanded westward
where five volunteers last week delivered their first shopping
batches to customers throughout the Rhins.
Stranraer stores have signed-up to the service which is funded
through the Dumfries and Galloway Council Better Neighbourhood
Service Fund and supported by the Health Board; Elderly
Forum; Age Concern and the West Wigtown Area Partnership.
three Stranraer stores involved are Loch's Foodstores, Safeway
Tuesday the customer is required to fill in a Food Train shopping
list. The store makes up the order and the volunteers deliver
the shopping on the Wednesday. If the customer lives within
seven miles of the shop the cost of delivery is £1,
plus the price of the goods. If they live more than seven
miles from the shop the cost of delivery is £1.50.