Keeping Independence on the Table

We’re working to eliminate hunger and isolation for Chicago’s homebound 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 Chicago’s most vulnerable homebound neighbors each year. 



Executive Director Elise Geiger

New Executive Director at Meals on Wheels Chicago

July 7, 2020: We are thrilled to announce the Board of Directors has appointed Elise Geiger as the new Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Chicago. Having served as Interim Executive Director for the past year, Elise has guided the organization through structural improvements and worked to develop and implement organizational strategic planning, communication, and fundraising campaigns. Elise’s knowledge, skills, and experience are among our most valuable assets. Her leadership during these very challenging times has been exemplary, and we are confident that Meals on Wheels Chicago is in great hands with Elise at the helm.

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Meals on Wheels Joins National Anti-Hunger Organizations in Denouncing Death of George Floyd and Underlying Structural Racism

June 4, 2020: The National Anti-Hunger Organizations (NAHO) denounce the persistent structural racism that continues to plague our society. We condemn the killing of unarmed African American men and women and are deeply disturbed by the inhumane and violent death of George Floyd at the hands of the police.

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In Response To The COVID-19 Outbreak

March 13, 2020:  Meals on Wheels Chicago is doing everything we can to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. These measures include cancelling our upcoming fundraising event Chicago on Tap. We have also suspended all volunteer activities and programs for seniors until further notice. This specifically impacts our Love Notes Program and Senior Center volunteer opportunities. We hope to resume these activities as soon as health officials advise the public it is safe to do so. Rest assured, all meal service to our clients will continue.

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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.



Our 2020 schedule of events has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. We ask that you consider a donation to help offset the loss of these fundraising events. Your gift will help feed thousands of seniors and individuals with disabilities who rely on home meal delivery to stay nourished and independent.