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For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 2102 Windsor Place, Champaign, IL 61820, 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.


The Peace Meal Nutrition Program provides daily hot lunches at 11:30 a.m. for a small donation and a one-day advance reservation at sites in Champaign, Urbana, Rantoul, Sidney (home delivery only), Mahomet (home delivery only) and Homer.

For reservations, call 800-543-1770. Reservations for Monday need to be made by noon Friday.

NOTE: There is no change to home deliveries, but at congregate sites, you can get a carryout meal.

Monday: Pork chop in gravy, mashed potatoes, seasoned baby carrots, dinner roll, whole grain fruit bar.

Tuesday: Baked ham, candied sweet potatoes, buttered Midori vegetables, whole grain wheat bread, blushing pears.

Wednesday: Cook’s choice: Regional favorites will be served.

Thursday: Closed for Christmas holiday.

Friday: Closed for Christmas holiday.


Please contact Vicky Welser at or 217-359-6500 for more information.

Family Service Senior Transportation is in need of drivers for trips to grocery stores, pharmacies, doctor appointments, etc., more than ever. Everyone wears a mask and they are provided if necessary. Volunteers are also reimbursed for mileage. Please call Terry at 217-352-0099 for information.

RSVP is still looking for masks for students and adult masks for the veterans’ home and other programs with essential volunteers. Please contact Vicky at for info.

Project Read helps adults improve their skills in basic reading, basic math or English as a second language. Volunteer training and tutoring sessions are being hosted on Zoom. Contact Vicky at or 217-359-6500 for information.

Friendly Callers are needed to help isolated seniors get through this time. If you like to talk on the phone a couple of times a week, call Vicky.

The CU Canteen Program is in need of drivers, coordinators and volunteers in delivering meals to the homeless.

Courage Connection needs assistance with hotline advocates, education advocates, child care providers and receptionist/clerical work.

Rantoul Peace Meals is in great need of drivers to deliver meals. The hours are 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers pick up the meals at the local site and deliver them to participants. You will need to use your own vehicle. Volunteers get a free meal for helping.

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen is looking for volunteers who can serve on Saturdays. Please contact Vicky at for information.

Other opportunities are available. Email to find out where you can help.

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