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Thank you Sunrise Rotary & DeKalb Rotary

We'd like to thank the Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary and the DeKalb Rotary for generously donating $2,721.46 to VAC's transit services! This grant will buy new iPads for our drivers, which is critical when it comes to scheduling and routing. Thank you again Sunrise & DeKalb Rotary and especially Marilyn Stromborg more

Where to Get Food Help Now


The article and photo was found at and written by Brandy Bauer. Where to Get Food Help Now Affording healthy food is a challenge for many older Americans, but the spread of COVID-19 has made matters worse. Whether you’re facing difficult financial times or are unable to leave your home, more

Community foundation grant helps Meals on Wheels

Sandwich director Sallie and John show off new kitchen fridge donated with a grant by the DeKalb County Community Foundation

The DeKalb County Community Foundation awarded a grant to Voluntary Action Center Meals on Wheels, assisting in the purchase of a new refrigerator for senior meal programs in southern DeKalb County. A large refrigeration unit at Fox Valley Community Services kitchen recently broke down, affecting the ability of cooks to provide more

Social Security Administration Telephone Scam

We have been made aware there are reports of fraudulent telephone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Social Security Administration (SSA). If you receive a threatening or suspicious call from someone claiming to be from the SSA please call the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271. For more more

VAC Updates Transit Registration Form

The Voluntary Action Center (VAC) announces that it has updated its Dial-A-Ride Transit Registration Form for its transit programs TransVAC and MedVAC. The new form goes into effect December 17th, and VAC will no longer be accepting registrations using the old form. All riders who have already registered using the more

Volunteer Action Center Announces New Finance Director

Finance Director Nate Kloster

Voluntary Action Center (VAC) has announced the appointment of Nate Kloster as their new Finance Director. He assumed responsibilities in late October. Nate joins VAC with over 30 years of accounting/finance experience. For the past nine years, Nate was the CFO for Sauk Valley Bank in Sterling, IL. Prior to that he was the Controller for Castle Bank (FNB Omaha) for more

Community Partners Work to Bring Transit to Northern DeKalb County

SYCAMORE, IL – In Summer of 2018, the Voluntary Action Center (VAC) – in partnership with the Gracie Center, DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG), Family Service Agency (FSA), and the Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association (KSRA) – debuted a pilot bus program that services the northern portion of DeKalb County, especially more

Voluntary Action Center seeks volunteers for Meals on Wheels

Volunteer Kayla Perkins delivers a meal and Daily Chronicle newspaper to Daryl Boehmer.

By Katie Finlon SYCAMORE – The Voluntary Action Center is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to DeKalb County residents in need. There are nine months that have one or two routes not covered throughout the next year, according to a news release. Volunteers use their own vehicles to arrive between 10:30 more