November 13 – 22
Ten Days of Virtual Events and Activities
Supporting Meals on Wheels Chicago

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 home meal delivery program in Chicago now serves over 10,400 seniors and individuals with disabilities, a 67% increase in enrollment compared to this time last year. These individuals need our help now more than ever, and we need to raise enough to send each one of our clients two meals on each of these three holidays. That adds up to more than 60,000 meals! Our community is capable of amazing things when we pool our resources to meet new challenges. Support your homebound neighbors in need by participating in our virtual events, placing a bid in the silent auction, ordering a special Friday night dinner from one of our restaurant partners, or by making a donation! Take a look at our calendar of events and scroll down for more information on how to participate!

Hunger Takes No Holiday event calendar at a glance

Online Auction
November 13 – 22

Bidding starts Friday, November 13th at 12pm! We’ve got something for everyone. You could be the lucky winner of a 7-night stay in a beautiful Lake Geneva home, a family photoshoot, or a private in-home dinner prepared for you and 5 guests by some of Chicago’s top chefs!  All the proceeds benefit the home meal delivery program in Chicago.

Raffle: Instant Bar Package
Winner Drawn November 22

You could be the lucky winner of an Instant Bar! 1 Ticket $10, 6 for $50, 15 for $100. Winner will be drawn on Sunday, November 22nd.

Package includes:
Ketel One Vodka; Tanqueray Gin; Don Julio Tequila; Crown Royal Whiskey; Bulleit Bourbon; Johnny Walker Black Label Scotch; Captain Morgans Rum; Extra Large Ice Cube Tray; 2 Moscow Mule cups; 4-pack Fever Tree Tonic; Trivial Pursuit Coasters; 4-pack of bottle stoppers; Large can of Bar Mix; Keep Calm and Have a Cocktail napkins

Virtual Wine Tasting
Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar
Monday, November 16 | 6pm

Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar is hosting a virtual wine tasting event. Tickets are $30 and include 4-four ounce wine tastings and the option of adding a cheese plate and accoutrements.  Participants may choose curbside pick up or complimentary delivery.  Please note that the wines are not opened until day of to ensure freshness, so they will be available for pick up/out for delivery on Monday 11/16 between 2pm and 4pm. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheel Chicago!

Make sure to select the “Hunger Takes No Holiday” option under Wine Tastings!

Trivia and Talent Night Fundraiser
Hosted by VENYOEU
Wednesday, November 18 | 5:30pm

Test your knowledge in a game of trivia, bid on amazing auction items, and rock out to live performances by Pictoria Vark, Marcosieve, Chiri Mutwol, and Elena Copell, all for a great cause! This event will take place on Wednesday November 18 at 5:30 PM, and all proceeds from ticket sales and auction will go toward Meals on Wheels Chicago. Your donations will assist in providing meals to seniors and individuals with disabilities in the Chicago area, helping them to stay healthy, nourished, and independent.

Virtual Cooking Class
The Chopping Block
Thursday, November 19 | 6pm

Get ready for a fun night of cooking with the pros! This virtual class with The Chopping Block can’t be missed. Learn the essentials of becoming a great home chef! Tickets are $45. All ticket holders will be entered to win an Instant Bar Package!

Demonstration Menu: Winter Wonderland ~ Mixed Greens, Apple and Blue Cheese Salad with Toasted Pecans; Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cider Reduction; Parsnip-Potato Puree; Herb Roasted Acorn Squash 

Friday Night Dinner

Friday Night Dinner
Friday, November 20
Participating Restaurants

TGIF! Ring in the weekend with a fun date night, a special family dinner, or a special treat just for yourself! Pre-order a meal from one of our eight participating restaurants, then kick back, relax, and pat yourself on the back because you won’t have to cook the Friday night before Thanksgiving! The best part? Proceeds benefit the Meals on Wheels Chicago program.

Participating Restaurants: Ben Pao, Geja’s Cafe, Hub 51, Il Porcellino, Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Naoki Sushi, Osteria Via Stato, Tallboy Taco


You can make a difference!
Help feed seniors and individuals with disabilities in need this holiday season.

Meals on Wheels Chicago helps seniors and individuals with disabilities in every neighborhood, serving over 10,400 of Chicago’s most vulnerable citizens. Please help your neighbors today by making a donation!

Join Our List of Participating Businesses

We are still recruiting businesses to participate in our Hunger Takes No Holiday campaign! You can sponsor our events, sign up as a participating restaurant for our Friday Night Dinner, or donate an item or experience to our online auction! If you would like to participate please contact Ellen Bouleanu, Director of Marketing & Events, at [email protected].