About Meals on Wheels of northern Illinois

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Meals on Wheels of Northern Illinois

The Meals on Wheels Program in Northern Illinois provides nutritious meals to older adults and others in need who are homebound because of illness, physical or mental impairment, unable to prepare food independently, or otherwise isolated. The Meals on Wheels program has been a part of Voluntary Action Center since 1974. During lunchtime, the meals are prepared in Voluntary Action Center’s kitchens and delivered in DeKalb County.

A Registered Dietitian approves menus for nutritious meals. Nutrition assessments are completed regularly to update nutritional needs. A monthly menu is made available to the recipients so that they know what will be served. Meals for special events, such as a monthly birthday meal recognizing those who have birthdays that month, holidays, and recognition days such as Memorial Day, are also noted on our menu. Meals are provided on a donation schedule based on the recipients income. No senior is refused a meal for inability or unwillingness to donate.

Meal delivery schedule varies by area; for the schedule in your community, call the Voluntary Action Center at 815-758-3932 x232. The Meals on Wheels driver delivers the meals and makes personal contact with each client to ensure their safety and well-being.

  • Amber Godinsky, Program Manager
  • Julie Craig, Meals on Wheels Coordinator

Funding for the program is received from state and federal grants, local government, user donations, United Ways, charitable foundations, and the Voluntary Action Center’s membership drive.

The Voluntary Action Center receives Northern Illinois Area Agency on Aging. To Make Reservations for Meals on Wheels, please call 815-758-3932 x232.

For those under 60, please call the Department of Rehabilitation Services (D.O.R.S.) at 815-758-2471.

Learn about meals on wheels and the nutritious meals they provide to those in need.