October 13, 2009 --Forty thousand meals. A staggering sum by any account. And for thousands of homebound elderly and disabled Chicagoans in need of nourishment, this figure is a critical number that means the difference between going to sleep hungry or eating a meal. So every year dozens of Chicago chefs get together to fight hunger. They participate in the Chicago Celebrity Chef Ball that benefits Meals on Wheels Chicago. Chicago's oldest and most established culinary fundraiser, the Celebrity Chef Ball is a two-tiered culinary event featuring over 60 top chefs from Chicago and around the country.