Join the celebration and give back to your community! In celebration of its 34th birthday, Meals on Wheels Chicago presents Nourish Our City. This month-long effort in August is an opportunity for local businesses to help eliminate hunger and isolation for Chicago’s homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities. We hope to partner with businesses in mutually beneficial ways to raise funds that will help improve the quality of life for Chicago’s homebound community.
There are many ways to participate!
Donate a percent of your sales from a particular day or week.
Donate an item or product that Meals on Wheels Chicago can auction off to our supporters.
Create a special item (ex: specialty drink, menu item, t-shirt, card) and donate part or 100% of the profit from that item. Don’t forget to promote the item on your online ordering platform!
Host a class (virtual or in person) and donate a portion of ticket sales.
Are you already hosting online events or classes? Include an appeal for Meals on Wheels Chicago and send participants the link to our donation page.
Ask customers to round up to the nearest dollar all month to benefit Meals on Wheels Chicago.
Sign up to include Meals on Wheels Chicago promotional material in your deliveries – we will provide what you need!
Make a flat donation to Meals on Wheels Chicago.
Anything else you can think of! Contact Ellen Bouleanu, Director of Marketing & Events, at [email protected] if you’d like to discuss an idea for how your business can participate!
Meals on Wheels Chicago will provide participants with:
Name inclusion in press releases
Name and logo featured on our website and newsletter
Name and logo featured on social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram)
Promotional logos to use on your menus and social media
Participants to Provide:
Contribution of agreed upon item, percentage of sales, flat donation, or other
Checks are payable to “Meals on Wheels Chicago” for the designated percentage or flat donation by September 10, 2021
Usage of venue name, phone number, pictures, and website for promotional materials
Promote Nourish Our City by displaying promotional materials provided, either in store or online
Dedicated social media post to promote Nourish Our City and Meals on Wheels Chicago
Hi-res photo and logo for promotional use (300 dpi oor 300 ppi logo image)
*Once you have completed this form, please send your photo and logo to [email protected].