About Jayne Drew

Director of Development & Communications with Meals on Wheels Chicago.

ADVOCATE: Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program

ADVOCATE: Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program Earlier this week, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS-Ed) Appropriations Subcommittee passed an increase in funding for theOlder Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program of $93 million over current levels, bringing total Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 funding to $1 billion! [...]

Peapod: The Power of Partnership

Longtime golf committee members Ed Romo & Larraine Corpuz (in green). Peapod: The Power of Partnership A longtime champion of hunger relief, Peapod founder Andrew Parkinson joined the Meals on Wheels Chicago golf committee in 2002 to raise awareness and funds for senior meals via our annual golf outing. We are grateful [...]

Meet Angelina

Meet Angelina Angelina has spent her life helping others, including preparing meals herself for Meals on Wheels years ago.  In addition to volunteering to feed homebound seniors, she was an active volunteer at her local parish, and for 35 years cared for many of the neighborhood children.  When it comes to giving of oneself, [...]

Human Rights Champion Dr. M. Cherif Bassiouni Leaves Bequest

Human Rights Champion Dr. M. Cherif Bassiouni Leaves Bequest Dr. M. Cherif Bassiouni Most admirable are those who lead by example. In our time we our inundated with people-who-talk, whom (if we are to improve our lot) must give way to people of action. Such a person was Dr. M. Cherif Bassiouni: [...]

Wanted: More Awesome Board Members!

Wanted: More Awesome Board Members! Meals on Wheels Chicago is currently accepting applications for membership on its board.  Are you looking to evolve your purpose in life? Consider joining a board for a non-profit that is driven by a singular mission with a huge impact to feed and provide companionship to Chicago’s homebound seniors and [...]

DoorDash feeds 480 Chicagoans

DoorDash feeds 480 Chicagoans Each month, every employee at DoorDash is required to Dash — that is, complete deliveries — to stay connected to the community. All proceeds go to nonprofits that are related to their mission of alleviating hunger and building more equitable food systems. The recipients are nominated, and then voted on, by DoorDash employees.  We are thankful to have been nominated [...]

The Peggy Fossett Thanksgiving Meal for Seniors

The Peggy Fossett Thanksgiving Meal for Seniors (CHICAGO; November 19, 2018)— Meals on Wheels Chicago is pleased to announce support from the Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation. The Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation will fund the Senior Holiday Meal Delivery program this Thanksgiving with a grant of $35,000. This will ensure that Chicago’s homebound seniors [...]

Share the Love with Vulnerable Seniors This Year

  https://youtu.be/ANL6rAS5t9Q Share the Love with Vulnerable Seniors This Year Exciting news! For the eleventh year running, the Meals on Wheels network is participating in the Subaru Share the Love Event. Over the past ten years, Subaru and its retailers have helped Meals on Wheels to deliver nearly 2 million meals nationwide to seniors in [...]

Meet Chef Brian Enyart

Meet Chef Brian Enyart Brian Enyart is chef and co-owner of Dos Urban Cantina in Logan Square, and one of the founding members of Meals on Wheels Chicago's Chef Council.  DOS is the partnership of husband and wife chef team Brian Enyart and Jennifer Jones Enyart. The couple met while working under master chefs Rick [...]