• Meals at Home
  • January 29, 2015

Meals at Home is your local Meals on Wheels organization.

Our Mission

Meals at Home fosters health and contributes to individual well-being and independence by delivering nutritious meals, medically prescribed diets, and providing other supportive services to the homebound, elderly, disabled and others temporarily unable to care for their nutritional needs.


Our History

In 1968, CEDA (Community and Economic Development Association) of Cook County and concerned citizens saw that numerous Evanston seniors, particularly those with limited incomes, needed nutritional support. They saw that many elderly were at risk of malnutrition.The group approached Sister Mary Alfreda Bracht, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Francis Hospital, who arranged for the hospital kitchen to prepare meals for home delivery.  Volunteers were recruited and trained, delivery routes were laid out, and schedules drawn up.   Meals at Home’s first deliveries were made in October 1968 to residents of Evanston and adjacent areas of the City of Chicago.
In 1975, residents of Wilmette expressed the need for home delivered meals, so additional volunteers were recruited, and Evanston Hospital’s kitchen began to prepare meals for residents of that village. In 1982, Kenilworth and Winnetka were added to MaH’s service area and, in subsequent years, East Glenview and East Northfield were covered and new kitchens were added to supply the meals.  In 2002, a Friendly Visit program was added, and in 2012 a grocery shopping program in which Meals at Home volunteers purchase items such as paper products, breakfast foods, and similar items for clients.
Most recently, the organization began serving people in Skokie as well as areas in Lake County.

We Serve

The Illinois communities of Evanston, New Trier Township, Skokie, and areas of Lake County.

Call or email to request delivery 847-332-2678 or at  mealsathome@sbcglobal.net

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Meals on Wheels and the Ad Council


Bob Roth, President

Warren Lupel, Vice President

Thekla Metz, Treasurer

Eileen Yu, Secretary

Connie Wood, Member-at-Large

Katie Compernolle, Director

Dick Dublin, Director

Skip Frost, Director

Chris Hernandez, Director

Sylvia Jones, Director and Client Representative

Joan Kerr, Director

Kathy McMahon, Director

Jonathan Schroeder, Director

Emily Sharpe, Director

Many thanks to the vendors listed below for helping us serve a variety of meals to the people who need them.

Meals at Home thanks Capt'n Nemo's
Meals at Home thanks Jilly's Cafe
Meals at Home thanks Curt's Cafe
Meals at Home thanks Three Crowns Park

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