Hula to End Hunger!

With fun Hawaiian flair, incredible food and drink from our talented chefs and generous supporters, emcee Andy Avalos of NBC5, plus over 500 guests, we came together for the 25th time with the goal of supporting our at risk seniors!  It was a wonderful time celebrating the Silver Anniversary of the Celebrity Chefs Brunch and recognizing how far the Holiday Meals on Wheels program has come!  Since its inception, this program has provided over 440,000 meals.  We are incredibly grateful to all of the chefs, businesses, sponsors, supporters and volunteers that have given so generously of their talent, time, energy and resources over these many years to support the growth of the event as it sought to meet the growing needs of our seniors.  Here’s to 25 more!

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Save the Date now for next year!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace

10:45 am – 3:00 pm

Meals on Wheels

Do YOU expect to eat 7 days a week?  Many elders cannot.  Holiday Meals on Wheels fills the gap of the publicly-funded weekday program to provide our vulnerable and nutritionally at-risk elders with the most basic of human needs, one nutritious meal a day, every day!

Food insecurity - problems with the availability, accessibility and utilization of food - among low-income elders (age 60 and up) is a special concern since they may have unique nutritional needs and may require special diets for medical conditions.

Due to increasing demand and insufficient funding, the publicly funded meals program is limited to only one hot meal per day, Monday thru Friday.  No meals are provided on weekends, let alone holidays under the publicly funded program.  Many elders must choose between food, medicine, utilities, and other necessities of living!

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