Behind The Wheel
The Meals on Wheels Chicago Blog

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!

– The Meals on Wheels Chicago Team

The Systemic Link Between Race and Hunger

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 [...]

Celebrity Chef Ball 2020 – Cancelled

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 Brings Peace of Mind and Joy to Seniors and their Families

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 [...]

New Executive Director at Meals on Wheels Chicago

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, [...]

Older Americans Month 2020

OLDER AMERICANS MONTH 2020: MAKE YOUR MARK May 2020:  Around the nation, older adults make their marks every day as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors, and advocates. They offer their time, talents, and experience to the benefit of our communities. For 57 years, Older Americans Month (OAM) has been a special time to recognize these contributions. Led by the Administration for [...]