County partners deliver senior meals PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Friday, 20 December 2013 10:02
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Donna Sterling, left, North Baltimore volunteer, and Nicole Tyson from LaRiche Subaru head out to deliver meals. (Photos provided)
The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) has teamed up with both LaRiche Subaru, Findlay, and Yark Subaru in Toledo this holiday season to help put an end to senior hunger.
On Dec. 12, LaRiche salespeople took on home delivery of holiday meals out of the North Baltimore Area Senior Center on Water Street and Yark salespeople delivered meals out of the Northeast Area Senior Center at 701 N. Main St., Walbridge, in order to raise community awareness and participation to support local seniors in need. This local effort is part of the Meals On Wheels Association of America's participation in the national Subaru of America, Inc. "Share the Love" event, designed as a way for the auto dealers to give back to their local communities.
"We are very pleased that Subaru and MOWAA have joined forces again this holiday season to ensure that no senior goes hungry," said Angie Bradford, director of food service for WCCOA.
As a "Share the Love" event charitable partner, local Meals On Wheels member programs that partner with Subaru dealerships are eligible to earn grants of up to $35,000. This can provide an extra layer of support to help provide nutritious meals to home-bound seniors in Wood County.
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Cheryl Kinder (left) and Andre Roach package up meals, above, at the North Baltimore Area Senior Center.
"We are honored to be part of 'Share the Love' for a sixth straight year," said association president and CEO Ellie Hollander. The aim of the program is to serve hungry and homebound seniors "who would otherwise go without."
Share the Love runs from Nov. 21 to Jan. 2. The automaker is donating $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased during the six-week period to the customer's choice of charity, including Meals On Wheels.
Over the past six years, proceeds from the Share the Love event have provided funds to support the Meals On Wheels vision to end senior hunger. Wood County Committee on Aging provides meals, programs, and services daily, Monday-Friday, to the 60 and older population throughout Wood County. For more information about these services or others that WCCOA has to offer call 419-353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935.
The Meals On Wheels Association of America is committed to ensuring the long-term success of America's senior nutrition programs. Through collaborative action, it leverages the strength of independent community programs in all 50 states into a unified leadership effort to end senior hunger in America. The vision of Meals On Wheels is a country where no senior goes hungry.  For more information, visit the website at www.mowaa.org.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013 10:38
 

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