Voluntary Action Center feeds seniors on Easter

Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb County thanks the Sycamore Lions Club, numerous financial donors, and 27 volunteers who delivered hot meals to homebound seniors Easter Sunday.

“We served 253 meals to seniors on Easter Sunday,” Colleen Bredeson, nutrition programs director, said in a news release. “One hundred fifty-five meals were delivered out of our Sycamore location and another 98 meals were delivered to seniors from the Sandwich site.”

Voluntary Action Center thanked the Sycamore Lions Club for sponsoring the meal and for the numerous other donors who brought in more than $1,000 to provide the Easter meal, with more coming in every day. All monetary donations go to providing food for the seniors.

“We had at least 10 Sycamore Lions Club members, a young family of four, two couples, and four other individuals volunteer to deliver meals to seniors in the Sycamore area,” Bredeson said in the release. “Our Easter meal consisted of a Cornish hen, rice pilaf, Parisian carrots, a fruited gelatin salad, a dinner roll, an Easter egg and an Easter cupcake.”

“Five drivers donated their time to deliver meals to 98 seniors in our Sandwich program,” Sallie Craig, kitchen manager at VAC’s Sandwich site, said in the release. “Our Sandwich-area seniors received a meal of baked ham, cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole and dessert of Boston cream cake.

“It is not too late to donate to help our seniors,” Craig added. “Our number of recipients is increasing daily. We are so thankful to continue to get donations of bags, homemade masks, money for food and volunteers to help.”

In large part, VAC nutrition programs are made possible through the generosity and volunteer spirit of our supporters. For information about VAC’s mission, donating to help seniors in your local community and volunteer opportunities, visit or call 815-758-3932.

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