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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!

Welcome New Board Member

Board of Directors Welcomes Vinessa DePinto September 21, 2021: Meals on Wheels Chicago is pleased to welcome Vinessa DePinto to the Board of Directors. Vinessa, Director of Brand Design Strategy at Tyson Foods, has joined the leadership team committed to serving seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout Chicago that are struggling with food insecurity. “I am thrilled to welcome Vinessa [...]

It’s our birthday!

Meals on Wheels Chicago Turns 34! August 10, 2021: Today, Meals on Wheels Chicago turns 34! For our birthday gift, we are asking our community to help seniors experiencing food insecurity. Over 10,000 people rely on our program for their daily nutrition, and your generosity means we won't let them down. Let's work together to #NourishOurCity and raise enough to pay [...]

Board of Directors Appoints New President

Board of Directors Appoints New President August 5, 2021: Meals on Wheels Chicago is pleased to announce Shannon Murphy, Partner and Vice President Client Growth Lead at Bluedog Design, has been appointed to serve as President of the Board of Directors. Shannon joined the Board of Directors in 2020, and succeeds Amy McCarty, Partner at Monahan Law Group. “It has [...]

Joey Says Thank You

MOWC Client Joey Says Thank You Joey, 58, has relied on Meals on Wheels Chicago (MOWC) for healthy meals for more than 15 months. As a person with disabilities, Joey is in a particularly vulnerable group that often faces hunger in the United States, making his regularly delivered meals essential to his health and well-being. “It has helped me to have meals [...]

New Team Members

Welcome New Team Members! April 29, 2021: Meals on Wheels Chicago is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members! Meggie Keiser, Individual Giving Manager, and Emma Etchason, Database & Office Coordinator, both joined the team at the beginning of April. We are thrilled by the amazing talent and enthusiasm they bring to the organization! Meggie [...]

Volunteer Spotlight Lindsey

A Passion For Philanthropy April 20, 2021: Lindsey Southwick has a passion for philanthropy. She’s volunteered around the City of Chicago for years, and since October 2018, has served as President of the Meals on Wheels Chicago Associate Board. In that role, she’s been able to work with MOWC to advance the goal of feeding seniors and individuals with disabilities, regardless of income. [...]

We did it!

April 1, 2021: We had so much fun last week with our virtual March for Meals 5K! Over 160 people registered to run with us, and this event raised enough to deliver 10,978 meals to our most vulnerable homebound neighbors in need. We are so grateful to everyone who ran, walked, posted on social media, and donated! You truly made a difference for [...]