Fossett Foundation Helps Make Thanksgiving Possible
Just in time for the holidays, The Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation has made a gift to Meals on Wheels Chicago to help fund Thanksgiving and Christmas Day meals, doubling their support for the home meal delivery program during a time of great need.
Meals on Wheels Chicago is pleased to announce The Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation has awarded the home meal delivery program a $70,000 grant that will help fund the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas Day meals. This grant will ensure that thousands of Chicago’s homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities have special meals for the holiday, as well as a safety check and friendly conversation with the delivery driver to help ease loneliness and isolation.
“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 grateful to have the continued support of The Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation, particularly during the holiday season. This grant means we can deliver special meals to thousands of people across the city on both Thanksgiving and Christmas, bringing joy and stability to those in need. With demand for our program increasing every day, their support gives us a lot to be grateful for this holiday season! ” says Meals on Wheels Chicago Executive Director Elise Geiger.
This year Meals on Wheels Chicago is celebrating 34 years of serving the community. There are thousands of seniors in Chicago who are experiencing hunger and loneliness this holiday season. Far too many don’t have enough to get by and are struggling to put food on the table. Meals on Wheels Chicago is here to help, providing nutritious and comforting meals delivered by friendly drivers to over 10,600 clients a week, many living in Chicago’s most underserved neighborhoods.
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. We aim to relieve some of the financial hardship caused by social and economic injustices that exist in our society. 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.
We still need your help feeding seniors and individuals with disabilities in our community. Make a gift today to support weekly meal delivery and the next special holiday meal!