Voluntary Action Center provides nutritious food as well as social contact to the homebound and elderly through our Meals on Wheels program. VAC also offers a community congregate luncheon site for those who are able to gather for lunch and social activities. The goal of our nutritional program is to help our elderly live independently in their homes and communities, while monitoring their nutritional intake and providing healthy meals for their overall well being.
All of the meals are designed to meet one third of the federal nutritional Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) standards.
Voluntary Action Center’s nutrition programs are open to DeKalb County senior citizens 60 years of age or older and their spouses. Persons with disabilities may also be eligible.
There is a suggested donation for the meal, but no one is refused a meal based on their income level or ability to monetarily support the programs.
The nutrition programs are successful because of the dedicated volunteers from within the community. These community volunteers contribute immensely to our nutrition programs to ensure our senior citizens have a hot meal for lunch every day.
Our nutrition services also expand into the community by providing meals for local day care and county programs as well as summer meals for school aged children at local summer camps and open lunch sites. The quality of these meals equal the high standards Voluntary Action Center adheres to for all of its programs.
Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb County
Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb County (VAC) is committed to a policy of non-discrimination in the conduct of its business, including its Title VI responsibilities – the delivery of equitable and accessible services. VAC recognizes its responsibilities to the communities in which it operates. It is VAC’s policy to utilize its best efforts to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under its programs of service delivery and related benefits.
VAC does not discriminate in admission to programs or treatment of employment in programs or activities in compliance with appropriate state and federal statutes. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you have a right to file a complaint with the Illinois Department on Aging. For more information, call Senior Helpline at 1-800-252-8966 (voice and TT), or contact the Executive Director at VAC at 815-758-3932.