As of July 1st, funding for the Senior Meals on Wheels program
will cease until an appropriation is made at the State of Illinois.
Due to a fiscally responsible executive team, CAPCIL will be able to
maintain staffing for the program for several months if no budget or
appropriation is passed. However, in order to continue to feed over
100 home bound seniors every month, CAPCIL is looking for help to
stretch their food resources. A few examples of some of the
frequently used items are stewed tomatoes, baked beans, diced
peaches, canned mixed fruit, and whole grain wheat bread.
Stuff the Bus will utilize the Logan Mason Public Transportation (LMPT)
buses that are currently driving a scheduled deviated fixed route
around Lincoln. Anyone who would like to contribute to the Senior
Meals on Wheels program can take their donation (food or monetary)
to their nearest bus stop and Stuff the Bus. Stuff the Bus will run
its official launch on Wednesday June 29, 2016 and continue on every
Wednesday through the month of July. The route starts at 7:30 a.m.
beginning at CAPCIL and continues to make stops at the following:
Logan County Health Department, Lincoln Depot, IGA, Friendship
Manor, Lincoln Rec Center, Precision Products, Centennial Courts,
Lincoln Christian University, Anytime Fitness, Lincoln College,
Logan Court, Oasis Center, Cracker Barrel, Walmart, ALMH, and
finishing back at CAPCIL. The route runs the same on every hour
throughout the day. For exact bus stop times and locations, as well
as the specific food donations needed, please visit CAPCIL’s website
For those that have scheduling conflicts with the bus schedule but
would still like to help Stuff the Bus, Graue Chevrolet in Lincoln
has partnered with us to be a collection site. Donation drop offs
can be made during their regular business hours and they will Stuff
the Truck – a Chevrolet of course.
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As the Illinois State budget impasse continues for an undetermined amount of
time, the importance and need for support is vital to the agency. Fundraising
efforts and donations from businesses, organizations and/or community members
allows CAPCIL to be able to provide the poverty fighting initiatives and vital
social services used to boost the local economy and provide for those who are
truly in need..
The mission of Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois (CAPCIL) is to
serve people with low income by offering supportive services that promote
household stability, by forging intentional and collaborative relationships with
consumers and communities, and by encouraging clients in their pursuit of
For additional information please visit CAPCIL’s website at
www.capcil.info or by calling either Breann
Titus or Katie Alexander at 217-732-2159.
[Katie Alexander, CAPCIL]