The Volunteer Action Center is looking for more organizations (service clubs, churches, businesses and other organizations) to help with the MEALS ON WHEELS program.
VAC is also recruiting individual volunteers to help with meal delivery routes on a weekly basis, monthly basis or as an on-call volunteer.
The typical time commitment is one hour or less. Volunteers using their own vehicles arrive at VAC’s community kitchens in Sycamore or Sandwich between 10:30 and 11:00. Meals are prepared and assembled by VAC staff and follow a regular route.
ABOUT MEALS ON WHEELS:
For most people receiving Meals on Wheels services, through the Voluntary Action Center, each delivery is more than a nutritious meals, it is a well-being check and a much needed human connection to our communities. The faces of VAC’s Meals on Wheels recipients are diverse with ages ranging from persons with disabilities under age 60 to seniors over 100 years old. They represent all walks of life, but have in common such challenges as social isolation, physical limitations, financial difficulties or struggles to shop or prepare meals themselves. The majority of recipients live alone, many are women and a growing number live in poverty. Homebound seniors are often the most invisible of the hidden poor. Most
importantly they are our family, our friends, neighbors, veterans; people who have given much to our communities and our lives.
Meals on Wheels currently has 12 routes serving DeKalb and Sycamore and four routes serving Sandwich and Somonauk.