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Disability and Hunger Meals on Wheels Chicago considers many factors when planning for the future of our programs. In an effort to educate the public about our work and the increasing demand for home meal delivery services, we are releasing a series of essays focused on systemic problems that effect seniors and individuals with disabilities. In this essay we explore the link between disability [...]
The Chopping Block Virtual Cooking Demo August 24, 2020: This week The Chopping Block is helping us raise funds and awareness as part of our month-long birthday celebration Nourish Our City! On Thursday, August 27th at 6pm The Chopping Block owner/chef Shelley Young will teach you how to make a Chinese feast via a Zoom demonstration. Tickets are $10, and you can include [...]
The Systemic Link Between Race and Hunger Meals on Wheels Chicago considers many factors when planning for the future of our programs. In an effort to educate the public about our work and the increasing demand for home meal delivery services, we are releasing a series of essays focused on systemic problems that effect seniors and individuals with disabilities. In this first essay we [...]
Supporter Uses Social Distanced Photo Shoots to Raise Thousands for Meals on Wheels Chicago July 23, 2020: When the coronavirus took hold of the world in mid-March, Heidi Clifton went into lockdown with her family. Stuck at home with the rest of the world, Clifton quickly developed an idea that would meet this particular moment in history, bringing together her skills and passion with [...]
Celebrity Chef Ball 2020 is Cancelled July 14, 2020: Meals on Wheels Chicago made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Celebrity Chef Ball (CCB). We are saddened that for the first time in 31 years this incredible event that provides financial support for our mission will not take place. We are also keenly aware that CCB is just one in a long list [...]
Meals on Wheels Program Brings Peace of Mind and Joy to Seniors and Their Families July 9, 2020: Becky Schram remembers her father, Bill, as someone who loved his independence, going on walks with her mom Elizabeth and spending time with family. His sense of independence was vital to who he was, as is true with many seniors who need help [...]
Board of Directors Appoints New Executive Director July 7, 2020: We are thrilled to announce the Board of Directors has appointed Elise Geiger as the new Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Chicago. Having served as Interim Executive Director for the past year, Elise has guided the organization through structural improvements and worked to develop and implement organizational strategic planning, [...]