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Joey Says Thank You

MOWC Client Joey Says Thank You May 12, 2021: 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 [...]

We did it!

April 1, 2021: We had so much fun last week with our virtual March for Meals 5K! Over 160 people registered to run with us, and this event raised enough to deliver 10,978 meals to our most vulnerable homebound neighbors in need. We are so grateful to everyone who ran, walked, posted on [...]

One Year Ago Today Our World Changed

One Year Ago Today Our World Changed A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR March 11, 2021: Today, I want to take a few moments to reflect on the past year. We’ve lost loved ones, celebrated major life events - virtually or not at all, postponed decisions, lost jobs, struggled with stress and anxiety, [...]

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 [...]

We’re Hiring

Meals on Wheels Chicago is hiring! Seeking candidates for two positions. Individual Giving Manager The Individual Giving Manager is an integral part of our Fundraising team. This is an exciting opportunity for an early- to mid-career fundraiser to develop our major giving program and grow the individual giving program. This person will [...]

Special Valentine’s Day Meal

Helping Chicago Seniors Celebrate Valentine's Day February 14, 2021: Happy Valentine's Day! For the holiday all about showing love, Meals on Wheels Chicago gave seniors a special meal to celebrate. Seniors who typically are part of the City's Congregate Dining Program were encouraged to visit their local senior center to pick up their [...]

Welcome New Board Members

Meals on Wheels Chicago Elects Two New Board Members February 9, 2021: Meals on Wheels Chicago (MOWC) is pleased to announce the election of two new members to the MOWC Board of Directors. Bobby Daw (The Bulow Group) and Jane Park (ComEd) have joined the leadership team committed to the financial stewardship [...]

March for Meals 5K

Run (or walk!) with us March 21 – 27 to raise funds for the home meal delivery program! February 1, 2021: We are excited to announce our first ever virtual March for Meals 5K taking place March 21st - 27th! Registration is now open, and proceeds will benefit the home meal delivery [...]

Happy Thanksgiving

Many, Many Thanks! November 25, 2020: In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are thinking about what we are grateful for this holiday season. In a year like no other, we are lucky that the list is long! Here are a few things we are grateful for: First and foremost, we are grateful [...]

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. [...]