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 provide a grant to fund the Holiday Meal Delivery program. This will ensure that Chicago’s homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities have meals this Thanksgiving holiday.

Meals on Wheels Chicago allows us the opportunity to give back to the local community and honor Peggy and Steve Fossett,” says David Maier, President, Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation.

We are incredibly proud to have the continued support of The Peggy and  Steve Fossett Foundation again this year. Their decision to award our program with this grant means we can deliver a special meal to thousands of seniors in need across the city on Thanksgiving. Their support gives us a lot to be grateful for this holiday season! ” says Meals on Wheels Chicago Board President, Amy McCarty.

November 2019 marks the 31st year since our very first home delivered meal. On Thanksgiving Day in 1988 Meals on Wheels Chicago delivered meals to 1,218 homebound seniors. With the support of the Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation we can provide meals to more than 8,500 clients this year, spreading holiday cheer to homebound Chicagoans this Thanksgiving.

Meals on Wheels Chicago celebrates this incredible gift by naming this year’s Thanksgiving meal delivery “The Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation Thanksgiving Meal.” Each holiday meal recipient will receive two meals and a note of well wishes, courtesy of the Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation.

About Meals on Wheels Chicago: Meals on Wheels Chicago envisions a community in which all basic needs are met and barriers to achieving independence are eliminated. Our goal is to support programs that offer individuals a choice in their care and living arrangement, despite age, income, or ability level. Meals on Wheels Chicago has raised both private funds and awareness to accomplish our mission to ensure that both homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities benefit from programs that improve quality of life and maximize independence.


Photo of a Meals on Wheels Chicago Client: Share a meal with someone in need.