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WCCOA gets $1,000 “Share the Love” Grant by Meals on Wheels America

Subaru’s seventh “Share the Love” event supports Wood County older adults

Bowling Green, OH (April 8, 2015) – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) is proud to announce it has received a $1,000 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in Subaru of America’s seventh annual “Share the Love” event. During the event held from November 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015, 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.

“This grant means so much to all of us at WCCOA,” said Angie Bradford, Director of Food Service at WCCOA. “The money will go directly towards the mission of making sure no senior goes hungry.”

During this year’s event, WCCOA partnered with both Yark Subaru of Toledo and Lariche Subaru of Findlay during the 2014 holiday season to raise funds and awareness of senior hunger in Wood County.

“We greatly appreciate Subaru’s ongoing commitment to Meals on Wheels through its annual ‘Share the Love’ event,” said Ellie Hollander, Meals on Wheels America President and CEO. “Subaru of America and its local retailers across the country have truly become an extension of the Meals on Wheels family. Even long after this event concludes, Subaru helps us to deliver that warm meal, friendly smile and vital safety check that are so vital to millions of America’s seniors.”

“Subaru, our retailers, and our owners feel good about giving to organizations like Meals on Wheels, and that’s why we do the Subaru “Share the Love” event,” said Brian Cavallucci, Subaru of America’s National Advertising Manager. “Subaru is honored to have donated more than $8.4 million to Meals on Wheels over the past seven years, making a positive impact in local communities and the lives of our elderly loved ones.”

The 2014 “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 March for Meals annual awareness campaign.

WCCOA has partnered with Yark Subaru of Toledo and Lariche Subaru of Findlay during the “Share the Love” event for the past five years and has received a total of $10,000. This year’s grant will be used to continue providing services to older adults throughout Wood County.

About Meals on Wheels America (formerly Meals on Wheels Association of 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 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 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.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit media.subaru.com.

Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. provides meals, programs, and services daily (Monday- Friday) to the 60 year and older population, throughout Wood County. To receive more information about these services or others that WCCOA has to offer please call 419-353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935.

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