Voluntary Action Center's Meals on Wheels program is in need of paper bags to package meals for senior citizens and disabled individuals in need due to COVID-19 crisis.
To donate brown paper lunch sacks to help with delivery, call (815) 758-3932.
Meal deliveries have increased for VAC since the COVID-19 health crisis and statewide shelter-in-place order began. Many who were utilized the VAC's lunch program are now in need of home-delivered meals. This adds additional strain on the regular Meals on Wheels service to seniors who are isolated at home.
Each day, Meals on Wheels recipients receive both a hot plated meal and a lunch sack with cold food items such as bread and butter and fruit. In addition, many low-income senior clients need a second cold meal to eat later in the day. The additional deliveries have been rapidly depleting supplies.