Meals for Moms

Meals for Moms is a well-loved family tradition. Held each year in early May, it is a major fundraising event for Meals on Wheels, as well as a great event for friends and family to gather and enjoy a meal together.

Our attendees, sponsors, donors, celebrity wait staff, and friends have made our Meals for Moms a success for 12 years. 

The proceeds from this event benefit Voluntary Action Center’s Meals on Wheels program. Click here for more information on event participation and sponsorship.

Emergency Meal Kit Distribution

Every winter Voluntary Action Center provides Emergency Meal Kits to Meals on Wheels clients in DeKalb and LaSalle Counties. Each Kit contains 3 meals of non-perishable, shelf-stable food to have on hand in case of bad weather. With your help, we can provide kits for all seniors in need.

Christmas Purse Project

VAC will host the Christmas Purse Project once again this year.  The project was established to brighten the day for many victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual assault in DeKalb County. Each year the support from our community grows showing us what a great community we live in!  VAC will collect purses filled with small gift items until December 16th, 2019 to donate to Safe Passage. Small gift items such as toiletries, gift cards, jewelry, gloves or other trinkets of your choosing are also accepted.  Click here for more information

Give Back Night

Enjoy a masterfully prepared buffet meal, complete with salads, Starved Rock Lodge’s Signature Fried Chicken, sides, desserts and more while supporting your organization. A portion of every dinner buffet purchased on this night will be given back to this great community organization. Adults are $15.95 and children between the ages of 3 and 12 are $7.95. The price includes the buffet with salads, entrees, sides, and desserts. Tax and gratuity are not included. Reservations are highly recommended.

To make a reservation, please call 815-220-7321 or reserve online.

A MATTER OF BALANCE-Managing Concerns About Falls

A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based workshop for individuals, 60 or older, that emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. The next workshop will run once a week from Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 – Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Club 55 located at 330 Grove St. DeKalb. If interested in signing up for this workshop please contact Colleen at or call 815-758-3932 ext 238.

Thomas F. Zucker Memorial Golf Outing

The Annual VAC Golf Outing will be held Friday, September  13th, 2019 at The River Heights Golf Club at 1020 Sharon Dr., DeKalb.  The event was renamed the Thomas F Zucker Memorial Golf Outing in 2015 after the sudden passing of Voluntary Action Center’s Executive Director Tom Zucker.  The Golf Outing has become a highly anticipated event for local golfers and supporters of the Voluntary Action Center.  Golfer registration begins at 11:00 am on September 13th with a boxed lunch provided.  A Shot Gun start follows at 12:00 pm with an Appetizer Reception immediately following golf. A short program will be held during the reception to recognize our donors along with a Silent Auction and Raffle.  A number of prizes will also be awarded to golfers during the appetizer reception.
Click here for more information on event participation and sponsorship.

County Wide Senior Luncheon

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:30 am-2:00 pm at St. Mary’s Memorial Hall in Sycamore. Enjoy lunch prepared by Premier Catering and entertainment by Deena Norris. Open to anyone 60 years old or older. $5 suggested donation with transportation available upon request. Please call 815-758-3932 for reservations by 10/9/19. Sponsorships are available for more information contact Colleen Bredeson at or call 815-758-3932 ext 238.

If you would like to be a part of the Voluntary Action Center’s membership drive, please contact Ellen Rogers at
More information to follow.