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Dumfries charity awarded over £1m to tackle malnutrition

Figures show 1 in 10 older people in Scotland are malnourished Credit: ITV Border

A Dumfries-based charity has been awarded more than £1million to tackle malnutrition among Scotland's older population.

New figures suggest that 1 in 10 older people in the country is malnourished. The Lottery funding is going to The Food Train which delivers fresh groceries to older people each week throughout Scotland:

Through the Eat Well, Age Well project, we will work towards a sustainable approach to reduce malnutrition among older people living at home and create a long lasting and engaged network across the country committed to this issue. We are absolutely delighted with this Big Lottery Fund award, which will allow us to carry on the legacy of our founders in partnership with others.”

– Michelle Carruthers MBE, Food Train Chief Executive Michelle