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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 for [...]

Welcome New Board Member

Board of Directors Welcomes Vinessa DePinto September 21, 2021: Meals on Wheels Chicago is pleased to welcome Vinessa DePinto to the Board of Directors. Vinessa, Director of Brand Design Strategy at Tyson Foods, has joined the leadership team committed to serving seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout Chicago that are [...]

Board of Directors Appoints New President

Board of Directors Appoints New President August 5, 2021: Meals on Wheels Chicago is pleased to announce Shannon Murphy, Partner and Vice President Client Growth Lead at Bluedog Design, has been appointed to serve as President of the Board of Directors. Shannon joined the Board of Directors in 2020, and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]