Mobile Meals

Your local Red Cross delivers over 40,000 meals per year to people who are elderly or homebound in the cities of Peru, Oglesby, and LaSalle. Most of our clients are unable to get to grocery stores and/or prepare meals for themselves. Each visit to our clients provides them with a meal as well as a well-being check, which helps put the families minds at ease about their loved ones. This program was developed in the 1960's and is growing every year!

This program is only made possible by our wonderful volunteers! We are always seeking volunteers to assist with this program. However, we do have some minimal requirements of volunteers for the mobile meals program:

Mobile Meals Volunteer Requirements

1) Available between 10:45 am and 12:45 pm one day per week or every other week

2) Access to a vehicle, a valid drivers license and pass a background check

3) You enjoy helping people!

I meet the above requirements, what else is expected of me

You will be asked to pick up 24 hot and cold meals from IVCH at 10:45 am. Meals are delivered Monday - Friday (except holidays). A staff memeber at the chapter will arrange a day and town for you to deliver meals to. We currently deliver to Peru, Oglesby, and LaSalle. Delivery routes usually take between 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours.

How Do I Volunteer For Mobile Meals?

Contact our local Office at 815-223-0922