Michelle McCrindle

Chief Executive, The Food Train

About Michelle McCrindle

Michelle trained and worked as a nurse originally moving to the voluntary sector in 2002, joining Food Train as their first staff member. Over the last 14 years she has grown the charity geographically to 7 new areas of Scotland, while adding 4 new services to enhance Food Train’s core food access service, all with a focus on supporting older people to eat well, live well and age well.

Michelle now leads a staff team of 34 who work with 900 volunteers and support over 2,400 older people in Scotland.  Throughout her nursing career Michelle was always a strong advocate on older people’s issues and from Food Train’s large older membership continues to voice the views, needs and wants of older people around food, living independently and loneliness.   Michelle chaired Scotland’s first Malnutrition Summit in 2015 and Food Train were significant contributors to the recent Parliamentary Enquiry into loneliness.  Michelle is also a Trustee of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Service and a former Director of Firstport, Scotland’s agency for social enterprise start-ups.

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