Thank you to everyone who supported our 2019 Benefit! We had an amazing evening with friends, fun, wonderful food, good music, posing in the photo booth, and a successful fundraising night. We exceeded our goal, and raised nearly $70,000 to support our mission!
Special thanks to our honorary chair, Alpana Singh; our 2019 benefit committee, Liz Andrews, Kate Compernolle, Sarah Gardner, Joan Kerr, Thekla Metz, and Emily Sharpe; and auctioneer Joe Page.
Thank you to our 2019 benefit sponsors: The Phoebe R. and John D. Lewis Foundation; media sponsor Make It Better, Warren and Sally Lupel, BMO Harris Bank, Evanston Subaru, Byline Bank, Reed Smith LLP, John J. Cahill, Inc., Perkins Coie, LLP, Ramano Brothers Wealth Management, and S. Wolf & Associates.
photo credits: Brian Meng (event photos) and Joe Popoca from Second City Photo Booth (photo booth photos)
Community Champions Week March 18 - 22, 2019
Community Champions Week is a week when we recognize our communities for stepping up and serving the needs of older adults. Special Thanks to Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty and Evanston Subaru in Skokie for joining us in delivering meals during Community Champions week.
Central Pizza Pie - Pizza Pop Up March 10, 2019
Thanks to Central Pizza Pie and Curt's Cafe for the great pizza pop-up on Sunday, to everyone who joined us! We loved the gourmet pizza, salad and drinks. The Green River lime soda and Irish Potato pizza were definite favorites, just in time for St. Patrick's Day!
Tuesday Tunes at Bagel Arts Cafe Tuesdays in January & February
Thanks to everyone who stopped by Bagel Art Cafe at Dempster and Sherman in Evanston for live music, friendly faces, and warm treats every Tuesday in January and February. We listened to the sweet sounds of Nonamè, by Evanston's own Patrick Hughes, Debbie Adamson, John Adamson and Tony Spreitzer, while sipping our brew. Nonamè donated all of their tips during this time to Meals at Home.
50th Anniversary Community Celebration at Evanston Public Library Celebration Cake Challenge October 6, 2018
Food Insecurity Series Presented by Meals at Home and the Evanston Public Library A Piece of the Pie, Part 3: Talking About Ideas That Work Wednesday, June 20
Special Thanks to our speakers: Robert Egger, LA KItchens (right) Alan Shannon, USDA (left)
2018 Benefit Celebrate! 50 Years of Feeding Our Neighbors Friday, May 4, Evanston Art Center
It was an amazing night of celebrating our past, present, and future! Thank you to all who joined us, and everyone who made it possible.
2018 Volunteer Recognition Event Wednesday, April 10, 2018
Thank you to everyone who joined us as we celebrated our wonderful volunteers! Congratulations to Kurt Topel, winner of the 2018 Barbara LaVoy Volunteer of the Year Award.
A Piece of the Pie, Part 2: Finding a Common Thread in the Solution to Hunger: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Meals at Home is collaborated with the Evanston Public Library to lead a community discussion around hunger and food issues in our area. The panel discussed serving those in need in Evanston, and the common thread of address hunger, even within different missions, services, and clients.
Fashionable Fundraiser at Talbots at Old Orchard: Friday, December 8 Thanks to Talbots for hosting Meals at Home and the Fashionable Fundraiser!
Holiday Gift Bag Donation Drive Thank you to everyone who donated to our holiday gift bag drive! Our clients will love receiving these special treats this month.
A Piece of the Pie: Hunger and Food Insecurity in Evanston and Meals at Home's Part in the Solution -- Wednesday, October 25
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Evanston Library to learn more about food insecurity in Evanston. It was a great first step to begin the conversation about ways to collaborate and tackle the multiple challenges of hunger in our community. We look forward to continuing this conversation.
Special thanks to:
Evanston Public Library and Jill Skweski, Community Engagement Librarian
Janet Lutz, Meals at Home volunteer and emcee extraordinaire
Meals at Home Board of Directors
Isabel Hoffman, Joanne Huang, and Julian Sanchez from the Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy Civic Engagement for presenting their study “Mapping Food Security in Evanston: An Analysis of Food Access” Please find a copy of the report below.
North Shore CROP Hunger Walk: Sunday, October 15, 2017 Team Meals showed our Meals at Home pride and support ending hunger by walking with our team at the 2017 North Shore CROP Hunger Walk. We walked to end hunger and raise awareness of Meals at Home's work to our community.
2017 Annual Meeting: Monday, September 18, 2017
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the 2017 Annual Meeting. We elected the 2017-2018 Board of Directors, and received a nice donation from WalMart and the Skokie Walmart employees. To see the current Board of Directors roster, go to About Us/Board.
Meals At Home Benefit – May 19, 2017
Thank you to everyone who made our 2017 Spring Benefit a success! We’re already excited for next year.
COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS DAY 2017
Evanston’s 9th Ward Alderwoman Cicely Fleming, owner of Tag’s Bakery Gretchen Vetter, and owner of Hecky’s Barbecue, Hecky Powell teamed up with Meals at Home’s volunteers on March 30 to deliver meals as part of the national March for Meals Community Champions campaign. Thank you also for everything you do for your community and for supporting Meals at Home! Your continued support ensures we can continue to help our clients access nutritious foods on a daily basis.
So many to thank for Friday’s benefit…and for “helping us soar!” Our great benefit committee, our board directors, Hartline Investment Corp, the many auction item donors, the wonderful staff at the Hilton Garden, and the guests who came out in support of Meals at Home in every way…many thanks. What a great night! On behalf of your neighbors who will have greater access to food…thank you!
COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS DAY 2016 Meals at Home thanks Evanston’s Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and New Trier Township’s Supervisor Paddie Brennan for delivering meals to our VERY excited clients on this very soggy day. You brought sunshine to everyone’s day! Thank you also for your continued support in helping our neighbors access healthy meals. You are true champions!