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 [...]

Raise A Glass To Front-Line Workers!

RAISE A GLASS TO FRONT-LINE WORKERS April 29, 2020:  Just because we had to cancel Chicago on Tap doesn't mean we can't celebrate together! Our spring fundraiser was supposed to be held April 30th, and it typically raises much needed funds for our program. Instead, we hope you join us (from [...]

IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK March 13, 2020:  Meals on Wheels Chicago is doing everything we can to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. These measures include cancelling our upcoming fundraising event Chicago on Tap. We have also suspended all volunteer activities and programs for seniors until further notice. This specifically impacts [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Win Chef Comacchio

Win Chef Comacchio Italian-born Federico Comacchio became the executive chef at Coco Pazzo in 2012, which was the same year he participated in his first Celebrity Chef Ball. “Coco Pazzo has a long relationship with Meals on Wheels Chicago, so it made sense for me to volunteer at the Celebrity Chef Ball. Once I did, [...]