In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Kane Senior Council is partnering with Kane County Judicial Center officials, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and the Veterans Assistance Commission of Kane County to distribute meals to older adults and veterans during four upcoming drive-thru events at the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles.
Packs of frozen meals will be distributed to eligible seniors from the safety of a drive-thru car line at the Judicial Center, located at 37W777 IL Route 38, St. Charles.
The next event takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 17.
Future events will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 21 and Sept. 18.
All adults over the age of 60 are eligible to receive the meals. Older adults can call 630-812-6775 for more information or sign up to pick up the meals.
Kane County Veterans Assistance Superintendent Jake Zimmerman said the application for the use of the Judicial Center parking lot was enthusiastically endorsed by the Kane County Board’s Administration Committee.
Sheriff’s Office Detective Krysta Kaus, one of the organizers of the event, said she’s excited to work alongside the Kane Senior Council as well as officials from the Kane County Chief Judge’s Office and the Veterans Assistance Commission.
“The Sheriff’s Office is proud of this partnership and collaboration that will allow us to bring meals to older adults in Kane County,” she said.
Marylin Krolak, executive director of the Kane Senior Council, said these events are representative of the organization’s mission to provide meals and wellness checks for older adults in Kane County and neighboring areas.
“We are thrilled to be able to do this!” she said. “Kane Senior Council looks forward to working together with the Kane County Sheriff’s office to provide services that allow older adults to age in place.”
- Click this link to find out how to volunteer with the Kane Senior Council and its Meals on Wheels program.
The Kane Senior Council is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3), volunteer-driven organization, dedicated to helping seniors live safely with dignity. Since 1975, DSCC, KSC’s parent organization has provided a variety of services for older adults, including Home-Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels), Community Dining, Health & Wellness Education, Well-Being Checks, Pet Care & Food Assistance, and Intergenerational Activities.
For more information on Kane Senior Council, please visit www.KaneSeniorCouncil.org.
SOURCE: Kane Senior Council news release
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