The Associate Board of Meals on Wheels Chicago (MOWC) is pleased to announce their 3rd annual fundraiser – Chicago on Tap on Thursday. The event will be April 26, 2018 from 6-10pm at the historic landmark Thalia Hall.
Chicago on Tap is a beer enthusiasts event meant to encourage guests to explore local craft brews while supporting our mission of helping seniors and people with disabilities remain independent.
Chicago on Tap tickets are $75 per person and includes: Beer samplings from 24 local microbreweries, a beer-inspired menu by Michelin-starred Dusek’s Board and Beer, great raffle prizes, and live music from The Leadfoot Band. Throughout the event, guests will vote on their favorite brew and at the end of the evening, we will be awarding a Best in Brew to the winner.
We are grateful for our Chicago on Tap Presenting Sponsors – The Anixter Family Foundation, Bankers Life, Breakthru Beverage Group, Horwood Marcus & Berk LTD, and Commonwealth Edison.
The participating breweries include: 3 Sheeps Brewing, Alter Brewing, Argus Brewery, Around the Bend Beer Co., Band of Bohemia, Begyle Brewing, BuckleDown Brewing, Byway Brewing Company, The Church Street Brewing Company, DogFish Head Craft Brewery, Dovetail, Finch Beer Company, Goose Island, Greenstar Brewing at Uncommon Ground, HayMarket Brewing, Hopewell Brewing, Imperial Oak Brewing, Noon Whistle Brewing, Odell Brewing, Old Irving Brewing, Pollyanna Brewing Company, Seattle Cider Company, Spiteful Brewing, and Temperance Brewing Co.
The mission of Meals on Wheels Chicago is to ensure that Chicago seniors and individuals with disabilities benefit from nutritious meal programs that improve their quality of life and maximize independence. Even the most independent among us, if fortunate to live long enough, may experience a decline in mobility or health that can strip away our independence and diminish the quality of our lives. Great advances in medicine have extended our average life expectancy to a record high of 78.7 years. Living longer means more years spent in the struggles that accompany old age. Add to that the increase in geographic mobility of our families and the result is millions of seniors left behind, hungry and alone.
This year marks the 30th year of our very first home delivered meal on Thanksgiving 1988. That day we delivered meals to 1,218 homebound seniors. Meals on Wheels Chicago’s partnership with the City of Chicago and Open Kitchens means that together we now provide 2.4 million meals to Chicago’s homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities each year.
Tickets available at mealsonwheelschicago.org/chicagoontap.
For questions or more information regarding the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jayne Drew at [email protected]