The Salvation Army Golden Diners Program Celebrates 40 Years of Service
For many frail elderly who live alone, shopping for and preparing meals is difficult, and those with low incomes are apt to skip meals because purchasing food is costly. The Salvation Army Golden Diners program not only provides a daily home-delivered hot meal, but staff and volunteers conduct daily personal wellness checks on the seniors. The program, started in 1974, has grown from serving 225 meals a day, to more than 800 today. With more than 4,000 seniors participating and up to 170,000 meals served annually, the Golden Diners program continues to provide a critical service to the elderly in McHenry and Kane counties.