The Salvation Army Golden Diners program provides weekly congregate and home delivered nutritious meals to seniors 60 years of age and older. On average, 1,000 meals are served every weekday with 5,000 individuals being served weekly.
Clients are never refused, however, with the anticipated government funding cuts later this year, many homebound seniors are likely to be put on a waiting list for assistance. Since these seniors were already assessed as being at risk of malnutrition and/or isolation in order to get their meals delivered, this would be an unfortunate turn of events. For most seniors who receive aid, this is their only source for daily nutrition.
Donations toward senior meals are always appreciated and volunteer drivers are needed so that as much as the donated funds as possible can go to purchasing needed meals for seniors. Drivers are needed once a week on a certain day during the late morning hours and the program offers site locations throughout Kane and McHenry Counties.
If you would like to visit or volunteer at the Golden Diners Service, please contact them at:
The Salvation Army Golden Diners Service
Commanded by: Major Kenneth and Cindy Nicholai
1031 E. State St.
Geneva, IL 60134-2483
Phone: (630) 232-6676
Fax: (630) 232-6712