Helping Our Community

Meals on Wheels Chicago is committed to ensuring seniors and individuals with disabilities have the resources they need to maintain quality of life while staying independent in their own homes. MOWC partners with The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services and the Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities to ensure these communities benefit from a variety of programs designed to address food insecurity and isolation while improving accessibility and independence.

The Meals on Wheels program serves homebound seniors 60 or older and individuals with disabilities 18 or older, offering a range of meal options including vegetarian, pureed, and kosher meals.

Seniors: please contact the Department of Family & Support Services Information and Assessment at (312) 744-4016.

Individuals with Disabilities: please contact the Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) at (312) 744-6673.

Home Meal Delivery

Meals are prepared and delivered weekly by Open Kitchens, a Chicago company that is family owned and operated. Meals are planned by a registered dietician using low-calorie, low-fat, and low-sodium ingredients. All meals are freshly prepared and neatly packaged in easy-to-open, recyclable containers.

Special upgraded meals are delivered on six federal holidays, and clients also routinely receive emergency meal kits that contain shelf-stable food. Bags of fresh fruit are periodically included in deliveries to provide healthy snack options.

Meals typically include: a meat or protein entrée; potato, rice, or pasta side dish; a vegetable side dish; fresh fruit or dessert; juice; milk; bread; margarine and condiments.

Sample Menus

Lemon Herb Crusted Cod
Served with Rice, Green Beans, Italian Blend Vegetables, Whole Grain Bread, Fresh Plum, 1% Milk

Roast Beef
Served with Garbanzo Bean Salad, Baby Carrots, Whole Grain Bread, Fresh Cantaloupe, Fruit Yogurt Cup

Egg Salad
Served with Celery Sticks, Whole Grain Bread, Fresh Honeydew Melon, 100% Fruit Juice, Yogurt Cup

Pureed Meals
Contains at least 21g of protein and are rich in Vitamin A & C. Made small batch, low sodium, no preservatives.

Nourish Chicago, A Meals on Wheels Pantry

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