Celebrity Chef Ball Delivers 135,000 Meals for Seniors

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Over 50 top Chicago chefs, including many Michelin, James Beard, and Bib Gourmand awardees, worked together to create a truly unique experience for supporters of Meals on Wheels Chicago. Thanks to their hard work and the unprecedented generosity of 400 guests in attendance at The Geraghty on October 14, 2022, Celebrity Chef Ball raised enough to provide 135,000 meals to food-insecure seniors and individuals with disabilities this holiday season. Meals on Wheels Chicago (MoWC) provides nutrition, independence, and dignity to low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities living in every neighborhood of the city, many of whom live on incomes below the poverty level. Today 1 in 6 seniors suffers from food insecurity. With the cost of food continuing to rise, many seniors are forced to sacrifice other basic needs like medicine to afford food. In response, Meals on Wheels Chicago has expanded its reach by launching a food pantry called Nourish Chicago Pantry that provides fresh produce, proteins, and other grocery items. Proceeds from Celebrity Chef Ball are used to provide meals and food for the home delivered meals program and Nourish Chicago Pantry. Celebrity Chef Ball drew some of Chicago’s top culinary talent, with the final list of participating chefs and mixologists hailing from dozens of acclaimed Chicago area restaurants, including:

• Brian Jupiter, Frontier / Ina Mae Tavern

• Federico Comacchio, Gioia Ristorante

• Jared Wentworth, Moody Tongue

• Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia / Proxi

• Fabio Viviani, Siena Tavern / Bar Siena

• Chris Pandel, Swift & Sons

For more information, visit www.MealsOnWheelsChicago.org.

Photo Credit: Meals on Wheels Chicago

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