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Hunger Takes No Holiday

The holidays can be full of loneliness and uncertainty for many seniors in our community. A majority of our clients live alone and do not have family or loved ones close by to celebrate with. Of our meal recipients, 84% say that their delivery driver is the only social interaction they have for [...]

Celebrity Chef Ball Delivers

Celebrity Chef Ball Delivers 135,000 Meals for Seniors On Oct 14th over 50 top chefs and 400 guests raised critical funds for Meals on Wheels Chicago Over 50 top Chicago chefs, including many Michelin, James Beard, and Bib Gourmand awardees, worked together to create a truly unique experience for supporters [...]

Meet Our Co-Chairs!

Meet the Celebrity Chef Ball Co-Chairs! Celebrity Chef Ball is right around the corner! We have a wonderful event volunteer committee that has been working for almost a year to create an amazing event for Meals on Wheels Chicago supporters. Learn a bit more about the committee leaders below! Amy [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Seniors and Fireworks

Seniors and Fireworks The Fourth of July is a great time to celebrate with friends and family, enjoy the warm weather, and watch spectacular fireworks. However, the Fourth of July isn’t always a cause for celebration for the senior citizens in our lives. The loud noises and bright lights caused by [...]

WEAAD

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15th June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On this day, communities all over the world sponsor events to highlight solutions to this systemic social challenge. Meals on Wheels Chicago is proud to participate in this national conversation. As Americans, we believe in justice [...]

5 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

5 Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day Take advantage of the spring weather! Take your loved ones on a walk around the neighborhood, or enjoy a cup of tea together on your patio. Let the sun shine down on quality time together! The great outdoors improves your [...]

Older American’s Month

May is Older American's Month Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how they age and how they choose to do it – and [...]

Let’s March For Meals!

MOWC Board President Shannon Murphy on WGN talking about the March for Meals 5K. Let's March for Meals! This week people all over the city are going to lace up their shoes for the annual #MarchForMeals 5K! This virtual event raises much-needed funds for the home meal delivery program in [...]