April 1, 2021: We had so much fun last week with our virtual March for Meals 5K! Over 160 people registered to run with us, and this event raised enough to deliver 10,978 meals to our most vulnerable homebound neighbors in need. We are so grateful to everyone who ran, walked, posted on social media, and donated! You truly made a difference for the thousands of seniors and individuals with disabilities who rely on our program to stay healthy and nourished.

Here are the race winners!

Overall Fastest Race Time
Natalie Critchley 00:24:28

1st Place 18yrs & Under
Blake Bennett 00:44:00

1st Place 19yrs-35yrs
Marco Sanchez 00:26:14

1st Place 36yrs-64yrs
Natalie Critchley 00:24:28

Participant Raffle Winner: Sheetal Rao
Social Media Contest Winner: Laura Vertucci


Amy McCarty, MOWC Board President and part of the Monahan Law Group Team, raised $4,937! Amy walked her 5K on March 27th with her daughters Amelia and Frances, and Caren Ehret, a fellow MLG Team member.

Elizabeth Bleakley, MOWC Board Secretary, raised $2,534! Elizabeth ran her race with her son Michael on March 22nd.

Laura Vertucci, MOWC Associate Board Member and member of the Monahan Law Group Team, had the most donors. She recruited 29 individuals to donate, raising $1,613! Laura ran her race with her husband Tony and daughter McKenzie on March 27th.


Monahan Law Group, LLC was our top fundraising team! Together they raised $13,633 in addition to sponsoring the event.

BrownTown MOW fundraised the second most of our 18 teams, raising $1,544 for Meals on Wheels Chicago!

TBI, Inc. recruited the most participants, with 26 team members! Together, they raised $1,297 in addition to sponsoring the event.

If you’d like to see how our other individual and team fundraisers did, or to see the full list of submitted race times, visit www.mealsonwheelschicago.org/MFM5K