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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Harriet couldn’t cook anymore

Harriet couldn't cook anymore. They are a steel family. Not only did many family members work for the steel mills in southeastern Chicago, but their commitment to their faith, their family and the value of hard work are made of steel. Harriet is 97 years old, but still insists on dressing up [...]

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 [...]

Disability and Hunger

Disability 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 affect seniors and individuals [...]

The Chopping Block

The Chopping Block Virtual Cooking Demo August 24, 2020: This week The Chopping Block is helping us raise funds and awareness as part of our month-long birthday celebration Nourish Our City! On Thursday, August 27th at 6pm The Chopping Block owner/chef Shelley Young will teach you how to make a Chinese feast via [...]

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 affect [...]

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 [...]