Nourishing a Legacy of Love for Chicago’s Seniors


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Did you know 84% of our seniors tell us their delivery driver is the only social contact they have all week? | Meals on Wheels Chicago

Embracing the golden years should be marked by cherished memories and unwavering independence. Meals on Wheels Chicago understands how important it is to maintain independence in every stage of life—that’s why they’ve been delivering hope to homes across the city for over three decades.

As we age, we may face a decline in mobility and health that can strip away independence, diminishing our quality of life. Medical advancements have extended life expectancies, with a quarter of today’s 65-year-olds projected to live beyond 90. Even so, without the proper support, daily chores can transform into insurmountable challenges, and even the most independent among us may need a helping hand.

Meals on Wheels Chicago has long been a pillar of the community, offering a vital lifeline of hope and sustenance to thousands of vulnerable seniors. At the heart of our organization lies a critical mission: to enhance the quality of life and maximize independence for Chicago seniors and individuals with disabilities. We envision a community where basic needs are met and barriers hindering independence are dismantled. It achieves these aspirations through home meal delivery programs, addressing the nutritional needs of the homebound and fostering a sense of community.

The heartbeat of our mission lies in the commitment of our Legacy Donors—a distinguished group of visionaries who believe in the power of community and are dedicated to making a lasting impact. Their generosity ensures that our essential services continue to thrive, reaching even more seniors in need. We invite you to join this exceptional group and become a Legacy Donor, contributing to the growth and sustainability of Meals on Wheels Chicago.

Becoming a Legacy Donor means your impact extends far beyond financial support. It becomes a symbol of hope and compassion for the members of your community and showcases the immense impact of philanthropy.

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As a Legacy Donor, you contribute to:

Expanding Our Reach

Your generosity will help us provide nutritious meals and companionship to an even greater number of seniors in need, broadening our reach within the community.

Enhancing Our Services

By becoming a Legacy Donor, you enable the implementation of innovative programs tailored to address the unique needs of our ever-growing senior population, ensuring our services evolve with the changing times.

Inspire a Ripple of Kindness

Hunger among seniors is a growing concern, exacerbated by the pandemic. People of color and those with disabilities are disproportionately affected, with Black seniors experiencing hunger at more than double the rate of white seniors. Social security payments, a crucial lifeline for many seniors, are expected to decrease, placing additional strain on safety net programs like Meals on Wheels Chicago.

You hold a unique opportunity to make a transformative impact on our community. Your gift, regardless of its size, will not only nourish the lives of seniors in need but also inspire others to follow in your compassionate footsteps. Imagine the ripple effect of kindness you can set in motion—an impact that reverberates for generations to come, creating a community bound together by the shared values of empathy and care.

No matter the size of your gift, it will make a profound difference in the lives of seniors in need.

Please join us in Serving a Dire Need. Together, we can create a world where every senior in need has access to the nourishment and companionship they deserve.

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For more than 35 years, Meals on Wheels Chicago has helped seniors and people with disabilities struggling with hunger and isolation.


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