Keeping Independence on the Table

Since 1987 we’ve been working to eliminate hunger and isolation for Chicago’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. Meals on Wheels Chicago’s public-private partnership with the City of Chicago means that together we provide millions of meals to thousands of our most vulnerable homebound neighbors each year. 

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Happy Thanksgiving

Many, Many Thanks!

November 25, 2020: In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are thinking about what we are grateful for this holiday season. In a year like no other, we are lucky that the list is long! Here are a few things we are grateful for: First and foremost, we are grateful for YOU, our supporters.

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Disability and Hunger

Disability and Hunger

September 15, 2020: Meals on Wheels Chicago considers many factors when planning for the future of our programs. In an effort to educate the public about our work and the increasing demand for home meal delivery services, we are releasing a series of essays focused on systemic problems that affect seniors and individuals with disabilities. In this essay we explore the link between disability and hunger. We hope highlighting these issues in relation to our mission will encourage our community to advocate for these vulnerable communities. In the meantime, Meals on Wheels Chicago will continue to raise funds for the home meal delivery program, providing our homebound neighbors with the food they need to stay healthy and independent.

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Meals on Wheels Program Brings Peace of Mind and Joy to Seniors and Their Families

July 9, 2020: Becky Schram remembers her father, Bill, as someone who loved his independence, going on walks with her mom Elizabeth and spending time with family. His sense of independence was vital to who he was, as is true with many seniors who need help meeting their basic needs while continuing to live in their own homes.

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SOME PEOPLE CAN’T AFFORD FOOD.
How much is eating worth to YOU?

Meals on Wheels Chicago was thrilled to honor Ms. Ina Pinkney, Chicago’s very own Breakfast Queen and long-time advocate for the homebound community, at the 2019 Celebrity Chef Ball. Ina is an extraordinary person with a contagious and inspiring spirit. Click here to read more about Ina and learn about her very personal connection to Meals on Wheels Chicago and her own experience navigating disability.

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