PUTTING HEALTH ON THE SHELF FOR SENIORS

Nourish Chicago, A Meals On Wheels Pantry, works to put health on the shelf for seniors age 55 and older and their pets. In partnership with the City of Chicago Senior Centers, Nourish Chicago is a client-choice pantry providing food and wellness essentials to seniors monthly.

Upcoming Pantry Day

Tuesday, July 26th
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Central West Senior Center
2102 W Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL 60612

Nourish Chicago advances Meals on Wheels Chicago’s mission to improve quality of life and maximize independence for seniors in our community. The cost of food and limited transportation to full-stock grocery stores can limit a senior’s access to fresh produce and pantry goods, and seniors living on a fixed income are often forced to choose between food, medicine, and housing.

In response, Meals On Wheels Chicago partnered with City of Chicago Senior Centers to increase seniors’ access to fresh, nutrient-rich groceries. Nourish Chicago Pantry operates on a client-choice model. This gives autonomy to senior clients to select the food they enjoy while reducing food waste. The pantry stocks a variety of foods, with a focus on fresh produce.

Nourish Chicago Pantry relies on in-kind donations of food products and the generosity of our donors and volunteers. If your company is interested in supporting the pantry, please contact Elise Geiger.

What We’re Hearing

Here’s what seniors told us at our first pantry event in May 2022.