Celebrity Chef Ball 2020 – Cancelled

Celebrity Chef Ball 2020 is Cancelled July 14, 2020: Meals on Wheels Chicago made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Celebrity Chef Ball (CCB). We are saddened that for the first time in 31 years this incredible event that provides financial support for our mission will not take place. We are also keenly [...]

New Executive Director at Meals on Wheels Chicago

Board of Directors Appoints New Executive Director July 7, 2020: We are thrilled to announce the Board of Directors has appointed Elise Geiger as the new Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Chicago. Having served as Interim Executive Director for the past year, Elise has guided the organization through structural [...]

ADVOCATE: Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program

ADVOCATE: Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program Earlier this week, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS-Ed) Appropriations Subcommittee passed an increase in funding for theOlder Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program of $93 million over current levels, bringing total Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 funding to $1 billion! [...]

Meet Angelina

Meet Angelina Angelina has spent her life helping others, including preparing meals herself for Meals on Wheels years ago.  In addition to volunteering to feed homebound seniors, she was an active volunteer at her local parish, and for 35 years cared for many of the neighborhood children.  When it comes to giving of oneself, [...]

Human Rights Champion Dr. M. Cherif Bassiouni Leaves Bequest

Human Rights Champion Dr. M. Cherif Bassiouni Leaves Bequest Dr. M. Cherif Bassiouni Most admirable are those who lead by example. In our time we our inundated with people-who-talk, whom (if we are to improve our lot) must give way to people of action. Such a person was Dr. M. Cherif Bassiouni: [...]

Wanted: More Awesome Board Members!

Wanted: More Awesome Board Members! Meals on Wheels Chicago is currently accepting applications for membership on its board.  Are you looking to evolve your purpose in life? Consider joining a board for a non-profit that is driven by a singular mission with a huge impact to feed and provide companionship to Chicago’s homebound seniors and [...]

DoorDash feeds 480 Chicagoans

DoorDash feeds 480 Chicagoans Each month, every employee at DoorDash is required to Dash — that is, complete deliveries — to stay connected to the community. All proceeds go to nonprofits that are related to their mission of alleviating hunger and building more equitable food systems. The recipients are nominated, and then voted on, by DoorDash employees.  We are thankful to have been nominated [...]

The Peggy Fossett Thanksgiving Meal for Seniors

The Peggy Fossett Thanksgiving Meal for Seniors (CHICAGO; November 19, 2018)— Meals on Wheels Chicago is pleased to announce support from the Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation. The Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation will fund the Senior Holiday Meal Delivery program this Thanksgiving with a grant of $35,000. This will ensure that Chicago’s homebound seniors [...]