Meals on Wheels Chicago

Meals on Wheels Chicago Keeping Independence on the Table: We’re working to eliminate hunger and isolation for Chicago’s homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities.
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Meals on Wheels Chicago is committed to the belief that all individuals have the right to live independently with dignity in their own homes. Through monetary grants to our two City of Chicago agencies, it is our hope to reduce the number of home-bound seniors and individuals with disabilities in need. The programs we support share one common goal - to provide food security to those in need that in turn allows them to remain in their own homes.

Meals on Wheels Chicago is committed to the belief that all individuals have the right to live independently with dignity in their own homes. Through monetary grants to our two City of Chicago agencies, it is our hope to reduce the number of home-bound seniors and individuals with disabilities in need. The programs we support share one common goal - to provide food security to those in need that in turn allows them to remain in their own homes.

Mission: To ensure homebound senior citizens and disabled Chicagoans maintain dignified and independent lifestyles by providing them with warm nutritious meals and related services.

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Did you know households with a member who has a disability are more likely to report severe food insecurity? This makes ...
09/15/2020

Did you know households with a member who has a disability are more likely to report severe food insecurity? This makes decisions about how to spend precious resources even more difficult. That's why home meal delivery programs can really make a difference! As part of our series of essays focused on systemic problems that affect our clients, today we are exploring disability and hunger. We hope highlighting these issues in relation to our mission will encourage our community to advocate for these vulnerable communities. Click here to read more: https://bit.ly/2E3WxP9

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09/14/2020

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Today is #NationalGrandparentsDay! Celebrate the grandparents in your life by making a phone call, sending a card, or ma...
09/13/2020

Today is #NationalGrandparentsDay! Celebrate the grandparents in your life by making a phone call, sending a card, or making a special meal for your loved one. Spend some quality time together and treasure those relationships!

09/09/2020
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This Labor Day we thank the essential workers that have kept our vital program running smoothly. Our friends at Open Kit...
09/07/2020

This Labor Day we thank the essential workers that have kept our vital program running smoothly. Our friends at Open Kitchens, the Meals on Wheels Chicago meal provider, were tasked with increasing production by 67% almost overnight back in March, and they've maintained that pace ever since. We are so grateful for their hard work and dedication!

Today we are feeling grateful for how hard our community is working to help seniors. This weekend we are delivering meal...
09/04/2020

Today we are feeling grateful for how hard our community is working to help seniors. This weekend we are delivering meals to 10,500 clients living all across Chicago. This is only possible because of you, our supporters. All year you've been hard at work organizing online fundraisers and asking friends and family to support our cause. You've donated your time, talent, products, and funds. It's because of YOUR hard work that during this time of great need we can help more people than ever before. We can't thank you enough! Have a happy Labor Day weekend!

If you'd like to support the special Labor Day delivery, please consider covering the cost of a meal. It only takes $4 to deliver a nutritionally balanced meal to someone in need: https://bit.ly/3dLyUqg

Today is the last day of our month-long birthday celebration, Nourish Our City, and we want to send a big thank you to t...
08/31/2020

Today is the last day of our month-long birthday celebration, Nourish Our City, and we want to send a big thank you to the businesses that made it all possible! Some donated a portion of profits, others donated to our auction or hosted virtual events, but ALL of them made a difference for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Chicago. And to everyone who participated in our celebration, thank you for supporting our program! Your generosity helps us continue serving our community. We look forward to celebrating another year of service with you again next August!

We can't wait for Uvae Chicago's virtual wine tasting this Monday, Aug 31st! Tickets are $50 and include 4-four ounce wi...
08/28/2020

We can't wait for Uvae Chicago's virtual wine tasting this Monday, Aug 31st! Tickets are $50 and include 4-four ounce wine tastings and 4 cheeses with accoutrements. Proceeds will benefit the Meals on Wheels Chicago program. Pickup or delivery available (delivery address must be in Chicago city limits). Don't miss it! https://bit.ly/3ls3YQK

Make sure to select the "Wine and Cheese Pairing Benefit Monday 8/31" option.

Today is the LAST DAY to place your bids in our online auction! Thanks to local businesses across the city we have some ...
08/28/2020

Today is the LAST DAY to place your bids in our online auction! Thanks to local businesses across the city we have some amazing packages. Bidding ends at MIDNIGHT tonight. Don't miss this chance to support Meals on Wheels Chicago and get great deals at the same time! Click here to bid: https://bit.ly/2FUa789

There's only one more day to place your bids in our online auction! Make sure you check out the "Wine and Cheese" packag...
08/28/2020

There's only one more day to place your bids in our online auction! Make sure you check out the "Wine and Cheese" package, which includes something really special from My Charcuterie: your choice of of several charcuterie boards that include specially curated premium meats, cheeses, and produce! Click here to see the online auction: https://bit.ly/2YENOtA

Thank you My Charcuterie for helping us #NourishOurCity!

Did you see the online auction item from Mercadito River North? They are helping us #NourishOurCity by offering a specia...
08/27/2020

Did you see the online auction item from Mercadito River North? They are helping us #NourishOurCity by offering a special tasting menu prepared for two - a $200 value! Check out the "Night on the Town" package to place your bid. All proceeds benefit the Meals on Wheels Chicago program. Don't miss out on a night of food and fun! https://bit.ly/34sLzgF

Thank you Mercadito!

Are you bored with your regular weekend plans? Bid on our Date Night auction package to mix things up! Thanks to Carniva...
08/26/2020

Are you bored with your regular weekend plans? Bid on our Date Night auction package to mix things up! Thanks to Carnivale, you can win a $200 gift card towards a truly memorable meal. Click here to place your bid: https://bit.ly/3b81enf

Thank you Carnivale for helping us #NourishOurCity!

Hot new auction item! Exclusive dinner basket created by longtime supporter Loquacious Culinary Events! Enjoy a speciali...
08/26/2020

Hot new auction item! Exclusive dinner basket created by longtime supporter Loquacious Culinary Events! Enjoy a speciality themed dinner basket for a one of a kind experience. If you're celebrating someone special or having a movie night, this basket is all you need. Includes a lovely wicker basket, themed meal of your choice, plates, silverware and a specialty cocktail or bottle of champagne. Click the link to place your bid! https://bit.ly/2FUa789

Thank you Loquacious Culinary Events!

Revolution Brewing is joining #NourishOurCity, our month-long birthday celebration, by offering amazing items in our onl...
08/25/2020

Revolution Brewing is joining #NourishOurCity, our month-long birthday celebration, by offering amazing items in our online auction! You can win a $100 gift certificate good for on-premise sales at their Taproom and Revolution Brewing - Brewpub locations, PLUS a swag bag that includes two pint glasses, a hat, a tin wall tacker, and a tote! Click the link to place your bid on the "Day in the City" package and this can all be yours! https://bit.ly/3hwDLyq

Thank you Revolution Brewing!

Don't forget to sign up for The Chopping Block virtual cooking demo happening this Thursday, 8/27! Owner/chef Shelley Yo...
08/25/2020

Don't forget to sign up for The Chopping Block virtual cooking demo happening this Thursday, 8/27! Owner/chef Shelley Young will teach you how to make a Chinese feast for just $10, and you'll have a chance to support Meals on Wheels Chicago at checkout! https://bit.ly/2FfweWq

You can be the lucky winner of a WhirlyBall gift card good for one hour of WhirlyBall, lasertag, or bowling! The gift ca...
08/24/2020

You can be the lucky winner of a WhirlyBall gift card good for one hour of WhirlyBall, lasertag, or bowling! The gift card has no expiration date, so plan your outing for now or later! Find it in the Family Fun auction package. Place your bid now! https://bit.ly/34sLzgF

Thank you WhirlyBall for helping us #NourishOurCity!

It's the last week of our birthday month and we're celebrating with an online auction! All proceeds will benefit Meals o...
08/24/2020

It's the last week of our birthday month and we're celebrating with an online auction! All proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels Chicago. Bidding opens TODAY and ends Friday, Aug 28th. We've got restaurant and brewery gift certificates, wine, photo sessions, and more! Click the link to see the packages and place your bids! https://e.givesmart.com/events/ii3/i/

#SupportOurSupporters
08/21/2020

#SupportOurSupporters

It’s true, we miss you. While our taproom is closed, our little Supermarket is open for beer to-go plus some snappy merch.

Shoutout to @fleurinc for this floaty floral dream that they made to celebrate our 4th Anniversary in early March 😭

See's Candies is donating candy to Meals on Wheels Chicago in honor of our birthday celebration! We are so happy to incl...
08/21/2020

See's Candies is donating candy to Meals on Wheels Chicago in honor of our birthday celebration! We are so happy to include a sweet treat for our clients in their next meal delivery. Thank you See's Candies for helping #NourishOurCity!

Today is #NationalSeniorCitizensDay, a time to celebrate the many contributions of seniors! Here are ways you can show y...
08/21/2020

Today is #NationalSeniorCitizensDay, a time to celebrate the many contributions of seniors! Here are ways you can show your appreciation: call a senior just to chat, offer to run an errand for an older neighbor, or give to organizations that are working to improve the lives of the elderly. Seniors have a wealth of knowledge and experience that we can all learn from. Let's honor them for what they've given to society! How will you celebrate #SeniorCitizensDay?

Wine and cheese? YES please! Sign up for Uvae Chicago's Virtual Wine Tasting on Monday, August 31st and combine your lov...
08/20/2020

Wine and cheese? YES please! Sign up for Uvae Chicago's Virtual Wine Tasting on Monday, August 31st and combine your love for wine with supporting Meals on Wheels Chicago! Tickets are $50 and include 4-four ounce wine tastings and 4 cheeses with accoutrements, and proceeds will help #NourishOurCity! Click here to buy your tickets! https://bit.ly/2Q4BVZm

Lifeway Kefir is giving you the chance to be the best neighbor on the block! Place your bid in our online auction (Aug 2...
08/19/2020

Lifeway Kefir is giving you the chance to be the best neighbor on the block! Place your bid in our online auction (Aug 24 - 28) to win the The Lifeway Kefir Shop Truck for a socially-distanced outdoor treat. You and your guests will have exclusive access to handcrafted soft-serve frozen kefir swirls! Made with the freshest ingredients, frozen kefir is a tart and tangy probiotic treat that will keep your friends cool in the summer heat. Each kefir swirl can be topped with an array of fresh fruit and nuts, indulgent sweets, rainbow sprinkles, or a combination of them all! Subscribe to our mailing list to find out how to place your bid! https://bit.ly/2YcYb7E

Thank you Dovetail Brewery for helping #NourishOurCity! Order for pick up or delivery this month and you’ll get informat...
08/18/2020

Thank you Dovetail Brewery for helping #NourishOurCity! Order for pick up or delivery this month and you’ll get information about how to support Meals on Wheels Chicago. We are so grateful to Dovetail Brewery for helping us spread the word about our cause!

Big thank you to Green Grocer Chicago for supporting Meals on Wheels Chicago during our birthday month! We hope you visi...
08/14/2020

Big thank you to Green Grocer Chicago for supporting Meals on Wheels Chicago during our birthday month! We hope you visit their storefront to show your appreciation. We are so grateful Green Grocer Chicago is part of our community! www.greengrocerchicago.biz

The Chopping Block is hosting a virtual class to benefit Meals on Wheels Chicago! Owner/chef Shelley Young will teach yo...
08/14/2020

The Chopping Block is hosting a virtual class to benefit Meals on Wheels Chicago! Owner/chef Shelley Young will teach you how to make a Chinese feast via a Zoom demonstration on Thursday, August 27th at 6pm. Tickets are just $10, and you can include a donation for Meals on Wheels Chicago at checkout! Click here to buy your tickets: https://bit.ly/2FfweWq

Wolfbait & B-Girls is helping #NourishOurCity by donating 10% of their profits to Meals on Wheels Chicago this Saturday ...
08/12/2020

Wolfbait & B-Girls is helping #NourishOurCity by donating 10% of their profits to Meals on Wheels Chicago this Saturday and Sunday! Showcasing the wares of more than 250 local artisans as well as Chicago-based fair-trade companies, Wolfbait highlights our city’s local talent. We are so happy to have their support, and hope you stop by their store to shop for a good cause!

Find out who else is participating in our month-long birthday celebration. These local businesses are really stepping up to support the homebound community! www.mealsonwheelschicago.org/nourish-our-city

Today's another #ResourceWednesday and we want to tell you about Retire Guide! They have a free, easy-to-understand guid...
08/12/2020

Today's another #ResourceWednesday and we want to tell you about Retire Guide! They have a free, easy-to-understand guide on the ins and outs of medicare that highlights coverage, costs, eligibility, enrollment information, and answers to FAQs. RetireGuide also has a very useful senior benefits and discounts guide! Visit our website to find more handy resources for seniors and individuals with disabilities: www.mealsonwheelschicago.org/resources

Today is our birthday! We are celebrating 33 years of nourishing Chicago's homebound community, and with your help, we w...
08/10/2020

Today is our birthday! We are celebrating 33 years of nourishing Chicago's homebound community, and with your help, we will continue to feed those in need for another 33! Please donate! www.mealsonwheelschicago.org/donate

You can also participate in #NourishOurCity, our month-long birthday celebration going on now. Click here for more info on how you can support Meals on Wheels Chicago! www.mealsonwheelschicago.org/nourish-our-city

Wines for Humanity is helping us celebrate our birthday month! Visit www.winesforhumanity.com/justins and hit the SHOP t...
08/07/2020

Wines for Humanity is helping us celebrate our birthday month! Visit www.winesforhumanity.com/justins and hit the SHOP tab. Use MEALS15 at checkout and 15% of your purchase will be donated to Meals on Wheels Chicago. Code is good for all of August!

In an effort to educate the public about our work and the increasing demand for home meal delivery services, we are rele...
08/06/2020

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 seniors and individuals with disabilities. In this first essay we explore the link between race and hunger. We hope highlighting these issues in relation to our mission will encourage our community to advocate for much-needed change. Click to read more: www.mealsonwheelschicago.org/race-and-hunger

Our homebound neighbors need your help now more than ever to stay healthy and independent. Please consider a donation to Meals on Wheels Chicago! www.mealsonwheelschicago.org/donate

Make sure you check out Pilot Project Brewing this weekend! Buy any House Lager August 7 - 9 and $2 from every purchase ...
08/04/2020

Make sure you check out Pilot Project Brewing this weekend! Buy any House Lager August 7 - 9 and $2 from every purchase will benefit Meals on Wheels Chicago in honor of our birthday month. They've got great patio seating and are still taking pickup orders! Visit our website for other #NourishOurCity participants - we keep adding more! https://bit.ly/2XeIxZ8

07/31/2020
Desks and Dayjobs

Check out Desks and Dayjobs livestream of The Cursed Temple of Checagou TONIGHT at 7pm CST. Show them your Meals on Wheels Chicago donation receipt and they will enter you into a raffle to win wonderful prizes!

Join us tonight here or on Twitch for The Cursed Temple of Checagou LIVE at 7pm! We'll continue exploring the depths of the temple and fighting Jor-Dan, the leader of the legendary Checagou Bulls!

Plus we'll be raising money for Meals on Wheels Chicago! Make a donation, send us the receipt, and win wonderful prizes!

Meals on Wheels Chicago is turning 33 on August 10th and we are excited to mark the occasion with our citywide birthday ...
07/31/2020

Meals on Wheels Chicago is turning 33 on August 10th and we are excited to mark the occasion with our citywide birthday celebration Nourish Our City! But why celebrate for just one day? Instead the entire month of August we are raising awareness and funds to help address the huge increase in need for Chicago’s most vulnerable citizens. Businesses are hosting special virtual classes and donating the ticket sales, donating items to our special auction, and some are giving us a portion of proceeds from the sale of specific items. Don't miss this chance to support local businesses and the home meal delivery program at the same time! Check out all the opportunities to support Meals on Wheels Chicago in the month of August. We'll be adding more so be sure to keep checking back! https://bit.ly/2XeIxZ8

Heidi Clifton  of Cecily George Photography spent her quarantine raising funds for our mission. Read about how she got h...
07/23/2020

Heidi Clifton of Cecily George Photography spent her quarantine raising funds for our mission. Read about how she got her community to donate over $7,000 to Meals on Wheels Chicago in exchange for socially distanced photo shoots! https://bit.ly/3jvXnnC

We need your help! Email your Senators today and urge them to provide additional funding for our program in the next eme...
07/22/2020

We need your help! Email your Senators today and urge them to provide additional funding for our program in the next emergency supplemental funding bill. It will only take a minute. Click this link! https://bit.ly/2WE2TvA

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Celebrating 33 years of MOWC

The mission of Meals on Wheels Chicago is to ensure that Chicago seniors and individuals with disabilities benefit from nutritious meal programs that improve their quality of life and maximize independence.

Even the most independent among us, if fortunate to live long enough, may experience a decline in mobility or health that can strip away our independence and diminish the quality of our lives. Great advances in medicine have extended our average life expectancy to a record high of 78.7 years. Living longer means more years spent in the struggles that accompany old age. Add to that the increase in geographic mobility of our families and the result is millions of seniors left behind, hungry and alone.

Federal funding traditionally has provided a significant foundation for the Meals on Wheels network. Recent reductions in funding from both federal and state sources on which Meals on Wheels programs rely exacerbate the widespread suffering felt by millions of vulnerable seniors and puts greater pressure on an already strained infrastructure.

This year marks the 33rd year of our very first home delivered meal on Thanksgiving. That day we delivered meals to 1,218 homebound seniors. Meals on Wheels Chicago’s partnership with the City of Chicago and Open Kitchens means that together we now provide millions of meals to thousands of Chicago’s homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities each year. The meal delivery program provides isolated and homebound people the opportunity to secure a more stable home environment, thus improving their quality of life. By reducing food insecurity and providing daily human contact, the Meals on Wheels program offers this vulnerable population the tools they need to maintain self-sufficient and dignified lives in the comfort and familiarity of their own residence.

Donate to MOWC: www.mealsonwheelschicago.org/donate

Senior Meals - The Meals on Wheels program helps homebound seniors age 60 and older. If you are interested in learning more about the program or getting enrolled, please contact Intake and Assessment directly at: 312-744-4016.

Home Delivered Meals for Individuals with Disabilities (HDMID) - HDMID is a program focused on alleviating hunger for individuals with disabilities under the age of 60. Meals on Wheels Chicago partners with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities to identify clients who experience food insecurity due to their disability, and grant enrollment to qualifying individuals. If you are interested in learning more about this program or getting enrolled, please contact our partners at: 312-744-6673.

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I donated today. Any help is appreciated. The Greatest Generation is depending on you!
Meals on Wheels is vital to so many of our elders. Consider donating to Meals on Wheels so that the elderly can age in place.
Thank you ComEd for showing up. Sometimes that makes all the difference.
Thank you, Paul Virant, for your years of support of Meals on Wheels Chicago.
Thank you Amy Dordek Dolinsky and Steve Dolinsky for all you have done for our homebound neighbors.
I READ THE INFO YOU SENT BUT WASN'T ABLE TO FIND A PLACE WHERE I WAS ABLE TO APPLY FOR MEALS
I WAS GETTING MEALS ANT THEY STOPPED. HOW CAN I START AGAIN? I AM A SENIOR WITH DISABILIES
Get Involved I am
Thank you Meals on Wheels Chicago for donating to #PurpleByNight to support #foodededucation! Your donation helped make it a wonderfully successful event! http://bit.ly/2gRbAPL
Are there any other options available for Chicago residents such as Moms Meals or Homestyle Direct ?