New Board Members

Board of Directors Elects Four New Members September 28, 2020: Meals on Wheels Chicago (MOWC) is pleased to announce the election of four new members to the MOWC Board of Directors. Cory Morris (Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises), ­­Shannon Murphy (Bluedog Design), Ben Topp (Midwest Care Management Services Inc.), and Elizabeth Turnbaugh (Sazerac) have joined [...]

The Chopping Block

The Chopping Block Virtual Cooking Demo August 24, 2020: This week The Chopping Block is helping us raise funds and awareness as part of our month-long birthday celebration Nourish Our City! On Thursday, August 27th at 6pm The Chopping Block owner/chef Shelley Young will teach you how to make a Chinese feast via [...]

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 effect [...]

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 for Meals on Wheels

Advocate for Meals on Wheels March 4, 2020:  The home-meal delivery program in Chicago relies on federal funding authorized by the Older Americans Act (OAA). Last night, the Senate unanimously passed the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020, a bill that would reauthorize the OAA for five more years. Over the past [...]

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: [...]