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 more than 2.6 million meals to more than 8,500 of Chicago’s homebound neighbors each year. 


2020 MOWC Fundraising Events Announced

The 2020 schedule of fundraising events has been announced, and we want you to mark your calendars! Meals on Wheels Chicago hosts events throughout the year to raise both funds and awareness for our programs. We hope you’ll take advantage of these opportunities to support our mission and have fun at the same time!

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Human Rights Champion Dr. M. Cherif Bassiouni Leaves Bequest

Most admirable are those who lead by example. In our time we our inundated with people-who-talk, whom (if we are to improve our lot) must give way to people of action. Such a person was Dr. M. Cherif Bassiouni: “I can place my little grain of sand and add to that a very thin veneer of civilization… I’m a very firm believer in the incremental approach; things change because individuals move their little grain of sand.”

As in life, Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni decided to move his little grain of sand in his passing by including Meals on Wheels Chicago in his estate plan. Our organization is fortunate to now be a beneficiary of a large bequest from his estate, with an initial distribution of $700,000.

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Grant Makes Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Possible

Meals on Wheels Chicago is pleased to announce  support from the Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation. The Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation will once again fund the Holiday Meal Delivery program this Thanksgiving with a grant of $35,000. This will ensure that Chicago’s homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities have meals this Thanksgiving holiday.

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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.