A Volunteer You Should Know!
Byron Krause has been a volunteer for the Du Page Senior Citizens Council since 2009. Byron was a CPA and retired 3 years ago. He has been married to his wife Nancy for 44 years and has 2 daughters.
Byron’s mother and father received meals from the Meals on Wheels Program years ago. His mother turned 100 years old in January, 2015 and he shared “It was very helpful for my parents to receive meals knowing that they would get a nutritious meal and a well-being check.” Byron wanted to give back to his community by delivering meals to homebound seniors in memory of his parents.
What makes Byron a unique and special volunteer? Byron is a very avid and successful gardener. In late spring and early fall Byron not only delivers meals to homebound seniors but he is a traveling Fresh Vegetable Stand, delivering a variety of fresh vegetables including tomatoes, peppers, onions, cucumbers, and potatoes from the trunk of his car to the seniors home with their meals. “Seniors are so appreciative to receive fresh vegetables from my garden. At first when they receive the vegetables they want to pay me for them but I tell them all that is required as payment is a “Big Smile” at the door! It’s a great way for me to give back to the community!”
Thank you Byron for sharing your garden harvest with homebound seniors and thank you for your dedicated volunteer service to DSCC!