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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.

Read About Meals At Home’s Community Champions Day by clicking here.

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.
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.
In 2016 the organization began serving people in Skokie as well as areas in Lake County. Meals at Home works with Midwest Veterans Closet and Illinois Joining Forces to ensure veterans’ access to nutritious meals was further developed.
With the support of area churches and service organizations, over the years, the program has maintained approximately 300 volunteers.

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

MEALS AT HOME 2015-2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bob Roth, President

Warren Lupel, Vice President

Thekla Metz, Treasurer

Eileen Yu, Secretary

Lora Gettleman, Member-at-Large

Katie Compernolle, Director

Sylvia Jones, Director

Mary Anne Diehl, Director

Dick Dublin, Director

Chris Hernandez, Director

Tom Jackson, Director

Joan Kerr, Director

Carol Lunkenheimer, Director

Emily Sharpe, Director

Connie Wood, Director

Richard Wood, 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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