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Seniors and Fireworks

Seniors and Fireworks The Fourth of July is a great time to celebrate with friends and family, enjoy the warm weather, and watch spectacular fireworks. However, the Fourth of July isn’t always a cause for celebration for the senior citizens in our lives. The loud noises and bright lights caused by [...]

WEAAD

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15th June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On this day, communities all over the world sponsor events to highlight solutions to this systemic social challenge. Meals on Wheels Chicago is proud to participate in this national conversation. As Americans, we believe in justice [...]

Older American’s Month

May is Older American's Month Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how they age and how they choose to do it – and [...]

2021 Is Coming To A Close

2021 Is Coming to a Close Thank you for stepping up in 2021 and helping those in need. Your generosity provides essential services and fulfills our clients’ basic needs to not only survive but to live a happy, healthy life. Because of you, more than 100,000 meals are delivered every week to [...]

Harriet couldn’t cook anymore

Harriet couldn't cook anymore. They are a steel family. Not only did many family members work for the steel mills in southeastern Chicago, but their commitment to their faith, their family and the value of hard work are made of steel. Harriet is 97 years old, but still insists on dressing up [...]

Joey Says Thank You

MOWC Client Joey Says Thank You Joey, 58, has relied on Meals on Wheels Chicago (MOWC) for healthy meals for more than 15 months. As a person with disabilities, Joey is in a particularly vulnerable group that often faces hunger in the United States, making his regularly delivered meals essential to his [...]

Retiring With Dignity

Retiring With Dignity Meals on Wheels Chicago considers many factors when planning for the future of our programs. In an effort to educate the public about our work and the increasing demand for home meal delivery services, we are releasing a series of essays focused on systemic problems that affect seniors and [...]

Hunger Takes No Holiday

Friday, October 30: 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 Systemic Link Between Race and Hunger

The Systemic Link Between Race and Hunger Meals on Wheels Chicago considers many factors when planning for the future of our programs. In an effort to educate the public about our work and the increasing demand for home meal delivery services, we are releasing a series of essays focused on systemic problems that affect [...]