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Take a look “Behind the Wheel” with the Meals on Wheels Chicago blog. We encourage you to share our stories with friends and family to help spread the word about our mission. We are grateful for your support!

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 the whole week. A visit from their driver is just as [...]

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 favorite family recipes. Once you choose an old family recipe [...]

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 of Meals on Wheels Chicago. Thanks to their hard work [...]

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 McCarty – Co-Chair Amy McCarty has volunteered with [...]

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 a difference this month: [...]

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 a cup of apple cider, stroll through the fields, and [...]

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 as a program serving 1,218 seniors a hot Thanksgiving meal [...]