Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. Awarded $2,500 Share the Love Grant by Meals on Wheels America
Subaru’s eighth Share the Love Event supports Wood County’s seniors
(Bowling Green, OH) March 7, 2016 – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) is proud to announce it has received a $2,500 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in Subaru of America’s eighth annual Share the Love Event. During the event held from November 22, 2015 through January 2, 2016, Subaru of America, Inc. donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charities, including Meals on Wheels America, of which WCCOA is a Member.
WCCOA partnered with LaRiche Subaru during the 2015 holiday season to raise awareness of senior isolation and hunger in Wood County. Representatives from LaRiche delivered meals out of WCCOA’s North Baltimore Area Senior Center.
“This grant will allow us to continue our mission of serving the needs of older adults in Wood County,” said Angie Bradford, WCCOA Director of Food Service. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with LaRiche Subaru for many years to come.”
“Over the last eight years, Subaru and its local retailers have truly become an extension of the Meals on Wheels family, and their impact is felt long after this popular year-end event concludes,” said Ellie Hollander, Meals on Wheels America President and CEO. “Subaru’s continued investment in the Meals on Wheels movement helps communities across the country deliver more nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to our most vulnerable seniors.”
The 2015-2016 Share the Love funds will continue to benefit local Meals on Wheels America Member organizations throughout the year through additional grant opportunities, Annual Conference scholarships and by sponsoring the organization’s annual March for Meals campaign.
About Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local Member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.
The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.
For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or www.wccoa.net.