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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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

One Year Ago Today Our World Changed

One Year Ago Today Our World Changed A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR March 11, 2021: Today, I want to take a few moments to reflect on the past year. We’ve lost loved ones, celebrated major life events - virtually or not at all, postponed decisions, lost jobs, struggled with stress and anxiety, [...]

Special Valentine’s Day Meal

Helping Chicago Seniors Celebrate Valentine's Day February 14, 2021: Happy Valentine's Day! For the holiday all about showing love, Meals on Wheels Chicago gave seniors a special meal to celebrate. Seniors who typically are part of the City's Congregate Dining Program were encouraged to visit their local senior center to pick up their [...]

March for Meals 5K

Run (or walk!) with us March 21 – 27 to raise funds for the home meal delivery program! February 1, 2021: We are excited to announce our first ever virtual March for Meals 5K taking place March 21st - 27th! Registration is now open, and proceeds will benefit the home meal delivery [...]

Happy Thanksgiving

Many, Many Thanks! November 25, 2020: In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are thinking about what we are grateful for this holiday season. In a year like no other, we are lucky that the list is long! Here are a few things we are grateful for: First and foremost, we are grateful [...]

Hunger Takes No Holiday

Friday, October 30: Meals on Wheels Chicago is hosting ten days of events and activities to raise much needed funds for the upcoming holiday meal deliveries. This week of fundraising will launch our end of year campaign, Hunger Takes No Holiday. All proceeds will help fund the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day meals. [...]

The Weather Would Have Been Perfect

The Weather Would Have Been Perfect October 9, 2020: Every year for over three decades Meals on Wheels Chicago worked with our generous partners in the hospitality industry to throw a one-of-a-kind culinary event that raised much needed funds for our home meal delivery program. Celebrity Chef Ball is one of Chicago’s [...]