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What Makes Holidays Special

As 2022 comes to an end, I am thinking about everything that makes the holiday season so special. For many of us, it’s a chance to slow down, spend quality time with each other, and create new memories around the dinner table. Good food is such an important part of shared [...]

Keep Seniors Well & Warm This Winter

Winter is a hard time for all of us, especially for seniors. The brutal weather keeps them stuck in their homes, isolated and lonely. We have some suggestions of things you can do to keep the seniors in your life happy, healthy, and warm this holiday season! [...]

Hunger Takes No Holiday

The holidays can be full of loneliness and uncertainty for many seniors in our community. A majority of our clients live alone and do not have family or loved ones close by to celebrate with. Of our meal recipients, 84% say that their delivery driver is the only social interaction they have for [...]

Thanksgiving Fun!

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to gather with family and friends. Make sure to include seniors in all the fun activities! Here are just a few ideas on how to pass the time and make beautiful memories together. Ask the seniors in your family about their [...]

Celebrity Chef Ball Delivers

Celebrity Chef Ball Delivers 135,000 Meals for Seniors On Oct 14th over 50 top chefs and 400 guests raised critical funds for Meals on Wheels Chicago Over 50 top Chicago chefs, including many Michelin, James Beard, and Bib Gourmand awardees, worked together to create a truly unique experience for supporters [...]

7 Activities To Do with Loved Ones with Dementia

7 Activities You Can do with Your Loved Ones with Dementia If you care for someone who has dementia, identifying dementia-friendly activities is key to maintaining their physical and mental health. Suitable activities can soothe agitation and distract from distressing emotions. They can also help a person with dementia maintain their sense [...]

Meet Our Co-Chairs!

Meet the Celebrity Chef Ball Co-Chairs! Celebrity Chef Ball is right around the corner! We have a wonderful event volunteer committee that has been working for almost a year to create an amazing event for Meals on Wheels Chicago supporters. Learn a bit more about the committee leaders below! Amy [...]

Hunger Action Month

SEPTEMBER IS HUNGER ACTION MONTH This month, communities across America are coming together to join the fight against hunger. With every action, donation, and good deed, we move closer to eliminating food insecurity for our neighbors in need. Join the fight against hunger! Here are some ways you can make [...]

Fall Activities

3 FALL ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH SENIORS  During the autumn season, local farms often have pumpkin patches, apple orchards, and fall festivals for the public to attend and enjoy. Do some research and locate the best farm with fall activities near you. Once you arrive, pick up [...]

Meals on Wheels Celebrates 35 Years Serving Chicago

MEALS ON WHEELS CHICAGO CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF SERVICE (AUG 1, 2022) – This August, Meals on Wheels Chicago is celebrating an important milestone. For 35 years, the home meal delivery program has helped food-insecure seniors and individuals with disabilities stay healthy, nourished, and independent in their own homes. What started [...]