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.
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.
Meals on Wheels Chicago is pleased to participate in the 2019 Subaru Share the Love Event. If you are in the market for a new car this holiday season, consider a Subaru! For every car purchased or leased through January 2, 2020, Subaru will donate $250 to your charity of choice, and we hope you choose Meals on Wheels!
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.
A Word from Ina Pinkney – Chicago’s Breakfast Queen
Meals on Wheels Chicago is thrilled to announce our guest of honor at this year’s Celebrity Chef Ball, Ms. Ina Pinkney, Chicago’s very own Breakfast Queen and long time advocate for the homebound community. Ina is an extraordinary person with a contagious and inspiring spirit. The Meals on Wheels team took some time to catch up with Ina and learn about her very personal connection to Meals on Wheels Chicago and her own experience navigating disability.