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Drive-thru taco fundraiser in La Salle to help VAC Meals on Wheels program

Voluntary Action Center will host a drive-thru taco night fundraiser 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at 1840 St. Vincent Ave. in La Salle to support Meals on Wheels in La Salle, Putnam and Bureau counties.

The taco night fundraiser has been a tradition for the Voluntary Action Center Meals on Wheels program, but it was not conducted in 2020 because of gathering restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. VAC did host a drive-thru spaghetti supper in August, however, to support the nutrition program for seniors and disabled individuals in La Salle, Putnam and Bureau counties.

From 4 to 7 p.m. April 29, a simplified menu is planned. Each meal sells for $8, and includes three tacos with beans, meat, lettuce and cheese, hot sauce and sour cream, and a side dish of salsa and chips. Baked sale items are also for sale separately. Cookies are $6 per dozen, with these options available: M&M, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, macadamia nut and chocolate chip. Pies are $8 each with your choice of apple, strawberry rhubarb, cherry and peach. Other baked items available include banana nut bread for $2 and apple or cherry turnovers at two for $2.

VAC thanks the city of LaSalle for approving a raffle license allowing for a 50/50 raffle to be conducted. Tickets are available at the Meals on Wheels office at 1840 St. Vincent Ave., La Salle, now through the taco night fundraiser. The winning ticket will be drawn on Friday, April 30, with the winner to be notified by 9 a.m. on Friday, April 30.

VAC provides meals regularly for more than 800 seniors, helping them to continue to live independently in their own homes. In addition to providing a nutritious hot meal, and additional cold meals, and emergency shelf stable meal options, Meals on Wheels staff and volunteers provide regular well-being checks and provide a friendly hello to isolated seniors and disabled individuals in local communities.

Funding for the Meals on Wheels program is received from state and federal grants, local government, user donations, United Ways, charitable foundations and from an annual membership drive. VAC also receives Title III Older Americans Act funding and State of Illinois General Revenue Funds through the Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging. VAC appreciates the local community in its support of fundraising activities as well as its loyal volunteers.

To learn more about Meals on Wheels, visit or call: 815-883-3630.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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