The mission of Meals on Wheels Chicago is to ensure that Chicago seniors and individuals with disabilities benefit from programs that improve their quality of life and maximize independence.
Meals on Wheels Chicago envisions a community in which all basic needs are met and barriers to achieving independence are eliminated. We achieve this by raising both funds and awareness to support home meal delivery to eligible senior citizens and people with disabilities.
Even the fortunate among us, as we age, will experience a decline in mobility and health which strips us of our independence and diminishes our quality of life. Advances in medicine have extended life expectancies to record highs. One-quarter of today’s 65-year-olds will live beyond the age of 90, and their daily chores will turn into insurmountable challenges. Maintaining health while aging comes at a price. Without support from programs like Meals on Wheels Chicago, seniors are forced to trade their homes for nursing facilities.