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WCCOA Meals on Wheels Subaru Sharing the Love

Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season

Subaru Share the Love Event ® helps deliver nutritious meals and compassion to Wood County’s seniors

Bowling Green, OH (November 30, 2016) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) is proud to announce that we will be participating in the annual Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners for the ninth year running. From November 17, 2016 to January 3, 2017, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charity.

“I am proud to say this is the sixth 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, nutritious meal to our older, frail clients.  These meals and drivers provide nourishment and happiness to the older adults we serve,” said Angie Bradford, Director of Food Service, WCCOA.

Participating Meals on Wheels America members, like WCCOA, will receive a share of the revenue raised by Subaru in their state. WCCOA has partnered with both LaRiche Subaru in Findlay and Yark Subaru in Toledo to raise awareness for this popular year-end sales and giving event.  Employees from the dealerships will assist with delivery of the home delivered meal lunches on Thursday, December 15th; this is a special holiday lunch consisting of roast beef, baked potato, carrots, mandarin orange salad, and apple cranberry pie.  The homebound older adults look forward to this meal and their visit from the Subaru employees.

“It is a true testament to the value of Meals on Wheels and the strength of our nationwide network that Subaru of America and its customers choose to give back to this vital service year after year,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. “Since its inception, Share the Love has helped deliver more than 1.4 million meals to seniors served by Meals on Wheels. It is our hope that this year’s event ensures that even more seniors receive the nourishment they need to continue living independently at home.”

This year, for the first time throughout the life of the program, there will be no cap on the total donation from Subaru of America to its Share the Love charitable partners. By the end of this year’s event, Subaru hopes to exceed a grand total of $90 million donated since the creation of Share the Love.

“We at Subaru are thrilled to support our national and hometown charity partners for the ninth consecutive year,” said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Subaru of America Inc. “Through the Share the Love platform we are proud to continue our commitment to the causes our customers care about most and look forward to exceeding a grand total of $90 million donated through this initiative.”

By purchasing or leasing a new Subaru during the Event and selecting Meals on Wheels America as your charity of choice, you can help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to seniors right here in Wood County, Ohio.

For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.

About Wood County Committee on Aging

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 meals, programs, or services please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or www.wccoa.net.

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.

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