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. 



Older Americans Month: Make Your Mark

May 2020:  Around the nation, older adults make their marks every day as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors, and advocates. They offer their time, talents, and experience to the benefit of our communities. For 57 years, Older Americans Month (OAM) has been a special time to recognize these contributions. This year’s OAM theme, Make Your Mark, highlights older adults’ unique and lasting contributions to their communities—everything from sharing a story with grandchildren to leaving a legacy of community action.

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Raise A Glass To Front-line Workers

April 29, 2020: Just because we had to cancel Chicago on Tap doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate together! Our spring fundraiser was supposed to be held April 30th, and it typically raises much needed funds for our program. Instead, we hope you join us (from the comfort of your own home) in raising a glass of your favorite craft beer to celebrate the front-line workers who are providing food for our homebound neighbors.

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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.