Meal Village, a locally-made, non-subscription-based comfort food meal delivery service in the Chicagoland suburbs with a daily rotating menu also available for same-day delivery, will donate a portion of proceeds to H.O.M.E. throughout May Older Americans Month.
H.O.M.E. is a Chicago-based nonprofit with the mission to provide both affordable housing and housing support services for seniors living on low incomes. Proceeds from Meal Village will support programming initiatives for older adults’ connection to the larger community.
“We at H.O.M.E. are so grateful to partner with Meal Village to celebrate Older Americans Month. As a small nonprofit, we depend on the support of community-minded individuals and organizations like Meal Village to provide direct services that improve the well-being of seniors with low incomes and develop a more equitable and age-friendly community in Chicago,” said Gail Schechter, Executive Director of H.O.M.E.
Founded by Naperville, IL resident Ravi Ayyalaraju, Meal Village launched in January 2016 with the vision to become America’s alternative to home cooking by delivering comforting meals, with a community based-feeling, under $10.00.
The philosophy “it takes a village to raise a child and a Meal Village to feed a family” has been a core value of the meal delivery service amidst COVID-19. Meal Village, based in Lisle, IL, has served more than 100,000 meals to families and seniors across suburban Chicagoland in the last year.
“Meal Village has provided a needed community to vulnerable seniors who are sheltering-in-place and living on their own during this pandemic,” explained Ravi Ayyalaraju, President of Meal Village. “Older Americans Month is close to my heart and I’m grateful we can further our efforts to support more seniors in Chicago.”
Within the last five years, Meal Village has grown to serve more than 90 zip codes, covering a 40-mile radius. Due to popular demand, Meal Village launches expansion into Chicago’s northern and western neighborhoods this month, serving Rogers Park south to Old Town and west to Logan Square.
Ordering is available up to five days in advance, or same-day orders made by noon, and they can be placed online, through the Meal Village app or over the phone. Customers have the option to choose from three delivery windows between 3:30 and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to homes or offices.