Change is Often Golden News

Oct 23, 2019 | by Jim Brickson

September 24, 2019

Change is Often Golden News
Collaboration between The Salvation Army and Golden Meals to serve you better
Freeport, IL, September 24, 2019 - The Freeport Salvation Army continues to reposition their efforts to serve the residents of Stephenson County more efficiently and inclusive. This time meeting the “unmet needs” includes a new and public collaboration between their agency and NICAA Golden Meals. With many months of planning the agencies are rolling out a satellite meal site focused on our senior population. For the last 45 years Golden Meals has been providing nutritional and balanced meals each week to participants 60 years old and above. They have truly have become the leaders in mass meals in many cities throughout Illinois.
“What a great partnership this has become; Golden Meals can set the table in these congregant meal sites better than anyone else.” Captain Jim Brickson
October 1st marks the official start of this collaboration with belief that it will become a trend setter for other nonprofits to learn from. Freeport has great ways of taking care of the residents and it only makes sense to combine efforts to make a good program even better. The scheduled meal times are going to be Monday thru Friday 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM. They are asking for a small donation for each meal but no one will be turned away from inability to donate. Golden Meals also accept SNAP. Guests under the age of 60 wishing to eat in the meal site are welcomed to follow the set in place NICAA guidelines.
“Our goal is to strengthen the mental and physical health of our clients, combat loneliness and enable seniors to live with dignity and independence” said Diane Randecker, Golden Meals Director
In agreeance to this new collaboration everyone that doesn’t age qualify and hungry will be served a made daily bagged lunch.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Captain Jim Brickson at 815-235-7639 or email at

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