Meals on Wheels Chicago is a private fundraising organization focused on raising and distributing funds to our city partners, the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services- Senior Services, Area Agency on Aging and the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities. Our Board of Directors approves an annual budget that projects the amount of funds that will be distributed directly to the two programs we support. Any funding requests of our corporate partners or family foundations are specifically earmarked and restricted for direct meals services or home modification allocations. No funding from these sources will be allocated towards Meals on Wheels Chicago's administrative expenses. This ensures that the vast majority of our expenditures goes to programs and services that help our city's homebound eledery and people with disabilities.
In the case of the Home Delivered Meals program, Meals on Wheels Chicago funds per client or meal recipient. At a unit price of $6.67, we will fund over 103,000 meals to homebound seniors during the 2011 fiscal year. $240,000 will cover the cost of six major holiday deliveries and the remainder will be used to cover the short-term emergency program.
The HomeMod program funds per project, each estimated at $10,000 per project. In the 2011 fiscal year, we are projecting to cover the cost of 11 home modifications or $110,000.
- Both of our city partners receive Federal, State, and Local funding, in addition to the private revenue Meals on Wheels Chicago provides.
- In 2011, MOWC budgeted approximately 700,000 towards our two programs.
- The funding we provide to the Home Delivered Meals program is specifically for Holidays, Weekends, and Emergency meals. Our city partner is unable to afford the cost of these meals, so MOWC fundraises on their behalf.
- MOWC Partnership