Older People Eat Better

Posted by to The Blog on November 5th

The Leith Food Folk, a project designed to improve access to good food for older people, was launches McDonald Road Library. Edinburgh Community Food is recruiting a team of local volunteers to deliver groceries to the homes of older people in Leith. Project worker, Emma Pattinson says,

“We’re especially hopeful that we can get ourselves properly up and running before the winter weather. This way if there is snow or ice, we know we’ve got volunteers we can rely on to deliver a really valuable service to people who might otherwise be vulnerable.”

Edinburgh Community Food is also running a series of affordable grocery stalls in Leith Library and McDonald Road library in the run-up to Christmas, which are open to the public. As well as stocking up on fresh fruit and veg at low prices, you can discover more about Edinburgh Community Food’s work, find out about volunteering opportunities, or ask questions about healthy eating.

Sandra Wright, of McDonald Road library says,

“We’re delighted to be working with Edinburgh Community Food on this project. I think a lot of our customers will be interested in getting their shopping while at the library, and I know that our housebound customers have already shown interest in the delivery service.”

Stalls will run from 10.00 – 12.00 at the following dates and locations:

October 26th McDonald Road Library

November 2nd Leith Library, Ferry Road

November 9th McDonald Road Library

November 16th Leith Library, Ferry Road

November 23rd McDonald Road Library

November 30th Leith Library, Ferry Road

December 7th McDonald Road Library

December 14th Leith Library, Ferry Road

December 21st McDonald Road Library

If you are interested in volunteering in Leith as a Community Food Walker or in receiving deliveries from volunteers, please email epattinson@edinburghcommunityfood.org.uk, or call 0131 467 7326 and we’ll send you an application pack.

One response to “Older People Eat Better”

  1. Zlata says:

    Excellent blog. My mother is in a nursing home in Serbia http://www.arija.rs . We had a problem, because she had a very poor appetite. In the nursing home with the society began to eat better and recovered.

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