Lets better serve our community, together.


At Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinois, we’re celebrating more than 50 years of being the premier provider of nourishing meals to seniors. As we turn the page on the next 50 years, we know we must meet current and future expectations of our community with innovation and determination.

Approximately 14,000 seniors struggle to access food within the neighborhoods we currently deliver to. And our current food providers have told us that they're at their maximum production.

Armed with a food production feasibility study and a new strategic plan outlining the steps we need to take, Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinois is committed to serving the growing needs of our community by creating our own kitchen. This will ensure that we can deliver fresh, nutritious meals to more clients than ever. We anticipate doubling the number of clients served within two years with capacity for more growth in the future. 

This kitchen space also allows us to serve the broader community in new and innovative ways, such as providing job training for veterans and a multitude of other potential projects.

Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinois is a 501(c)3 organization. The tax identification number is 36-2662113.


KITCHEN Donations


Our supporters

Many thanks to the generous foundations and individuals who are supporting our community kitchen:

  • The Phoebe R. and John D. Lewis Foundation $100,000

  • Meals at Home Glenbrook Program $75,000

  • Dana Green and Tom Clancy $50,000

  • The Retirement Research Foundation $28,000

  • Thekla and John Metz $20,000

  • Richard and Hylene Dublin $10,000

  • Anonymous Donor $10,000

  • Cudahy Family Foundation $2,000

  • Numerous friends of Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinios