Wood County Committee on Aging Inc. will be participating in the 2022 Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners supported through the campaign.
Through Jan. 3, 2023, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charities.
“This is the 12th year WCCOA has partnered with area Subaru dealerships for this event. With the help of Subaru and MOWA we are able to raise awareness of the importance of a hot, home delivered meal and daily well check to our frail, older population. These meals and drivers provide nourishment and a “safe” daily, socially distanced, visit to the older adults we serve,” said Angie Bradford, WCCOA’s director of food service.
Participating Meals on Wheels America members, like WCCOA, will receive a share of the donation raised by Subaru in their state. WCCOA has partnered with both Great Lakes Subaru in Findlay and Yark Subaru in Toledo.
“Meals on Wheels America is proud to partner with Subaru of America for the 15th consecutive year to enable more seniors to live with independence and dignity,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. “Since 2008, the Subaru Share the Love Event has helped deliver more than 2.5 million meals and friendly visits to vulnerable seniors nationwide. We’re enormously grateful to Subaru and its retailers for their long-standing commitment to Meals on Wheels and the millions of seniors who depend on it for nourishment and companionship.”
Over the last 15 years, Subaru of America and its participating retailers have helped to donate more than 4 million meals and friendly visits to seniors in need. This year’s Subaru Share the Love Event is on track to continue raising funds for home delivered meal programs, such as WCCOA.
By purchasing or leasing a new Subaru during the Subaru Share the Love Event and selecting Meals on Wheels as the charity of choice, participans help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to older adults throughout Wood County.
For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.