Our Programs

Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinois is a powerhouse movement of neighbors delivering meals to seniors, individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities, Veterans, and anyone else who is unable to prepare their own food. We provide short-term services to help during a medical situation like recovering after surgery, or long-term services to support a healthy life. 

If you are interested in more information about our programs, please email our Program Coordinator here.

 
 
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Meal Delivery

Our friendly volunteers deliver two nutritious prepared meals a day, one hot and one cold, to our clients. The meals are prepared fresh every day by our partner kitchens and delivered Monday through Saturday between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.

 
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Friendly Visits

Our volunteers visit with our clients in person or on the phone. These visits are available upon request. Many of our clients and volunteers say they’ve made some great friends through the visiting part of our program.

 
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Shopping Assistance

Our volunteers will go to the grocery store for our clients to pick up a variety of foods, toiletries, and paper products. Besides the cost of the groceries themselves, there is no additional fee for this service.

 
 

As a meal delivery volunteer, you pick up prepared meals and deliver them to seniors and homebound adults in your service area. Our volunteers also provide wellness checks for many clients who don’t have family to look after them. A friendly smile and human connection goes a long way to provide nourishment for their soul as the meals nourish the body. Sign up today to deliver meals and smiles once a week or once a month by completing the volunteer application below.

We are looking for volunteers in all of our service areas, including Evanston and Skokie routes, Glenbrook and Lake County.

  • Our meals are ready for pick up by volunteers between 10 AM and noon Monday through Saturday (times vary depending on your pick-up area)

  • All routes take less than two hours to complete

  • Some of our volunteers prefer to work alone while others work as a team

  • All delivery drivers must be 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license and insurance for their vehicle.

If you have questions about meal delivery, please contact us.

 
 
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We currently deliver in:
Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Kenilworth, North Chicago, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Waukegan, Wilmette, Winnetka, Winthrop Harbor, and Zion.

Coming soon to:
Highland Park and Deerfield.

 

Route Information

Meals will be delivered to each location at the designated time. Trucks will drop off the meals and then move on to the next location. It is a 15-minute pickup window, so volunteers must be ready to pick up meals during that time. Routes begin at the pick-up site and the directions below originate start from that point.

For more information about routes with Hecky's Barbeque or Jilly's Cafe, please call Matti Moran directly at 847-332-2678.

If you have any questions during delivery Monday - Friday, please call our office at 847-332-2678. 

If you have any questions during Saturday delivery, please call our weekend emergency phone at 847-316-1337.

 
 

Levy Center, 10:15 AM 

300 Dodge Ave
Evanston, IL 60202

Pickup in the parking lot next to the second driveway

 
 

Abt Electronics, 11 AM 

1200 N. Milwaukee  Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025      

Pickup in the Abt store parking lot

 
 

Park City Police Department, 12 PM 

3355 Belvidere Rd.
Park City, IL 60085

Pickup in the Park City police department parking lot at the Southeast corner of the parking lot closest to the Aldi's

 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some common questions we receive. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

+ Who can take advantage of Meals on Wheels?

Meals on Wheels Northeast Illinois provide meals to those who:

  • Are unable to cook or shop for themselves
  • Require assistance with meal preparation on a regular basis
  • Need medically prescribed diets that are too complicated for home preparation
  • Would like help on a short-term basis after hospitalization, an accident, illness or as relief for the primary caregiver
  • Are caregiving for our clients

+ What types of meals do you serve?

We deliver two meals a day for our clients: one hot and one cold. Our food is all low in salt, fat and cholesterol content. We also offer medically-prescribed diets, such as renal or salt free options.

+ Where do you prepare the meals?

Our meals are prepared with care by our partners Open Kitchens and the NorthShore University HealthSystem - Evanston Hospital

+ When are the meals delivered?

Our volunteers deliver meals Monday through Saturday between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Meals can also be delivered on holidays upon request, unless the holiday falls on a Sunday.

+ How much do the meals cost?

The cost of our meals is determined by client income. The regular cost per day is $12 for the two meals. Reduced fees are also available using a sliding scale. Approximately 60% of our clients qualify for reduced fees. To determine your meal cost, contact us.

+ Do you offer any other services?

Friendly Visits - Our volunteers can visit with our clients in person or on the phone. These visits are available upon request. Many of our clients and volunteers say they’ve made some great friends through the visiting part of our program.

Shopping Assistance - Our volunteers will go to the grocery store for our clients to pick up a variety of foods, toiletries, and paper products. Besides the cost of the groceries themselves, there is no additional fee for this service.

+ How do I get started?

If you’re interested in Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinois, please call us at 847-332-2678 to speak with the Program Coordinator. You also can fill out one of the Client Application forms below.

+ How can I refer people to Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinois?

If you have someone in mind please, contact us. We welcome referrals from:

  • Clients
  • Family members or friends
  • Hospital discharge planners
  • Visiting nurses
  • Physicians
  • Social service agencies
  • Religious and community organizations