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Voluntary Action Center continues Meals on Wheels, other services during shelter-in-place order

Voluntary Action Center will keep providing Meals on Wheels and other services in DeKalb County during the Shelter in Place order that Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday. The order has been in place since Saturday evening.
Voluntary Action Center will keep providing Meals on Wheels and other services in DeKalb County during the Shelter in Place order that Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday. The order has been in place since Saturday evening.

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People in need of meals and transportation can still get help during the state of Illinois' shelter-in-place order, which began Saturday.

The Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb County will continue to deliver Meals on Wheels in DeKalb and LaSalle Counties, according to a Monday news release.

The Voluntary Action Center will also continue MedVAC – a long distance general public medical trip that sends clients out to "specialist" medical appointments out of the county, TransVAC – a shorter distance general public transit service, and Kendall Area Transit services to needed locations, such as medical appointments and grocery shopping. Riders who are sick or feel ill are urged to stay home.

Meals on Wheels will deliver to Voluntary Action Center client homes.

While the Voluntary Action Center offices are closed to the public to limit the number of people in its facilities, staff knows the demands for meals is increasing.

Volunteers are welcome and those who can assist should call 815-758-3932 for more information.

"VAC services are an integral part of day to day life," the release states. "We know that currently those who use our services need us more than ever before."