Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. Partners with Yark Subaru of Toledo and LaRiche Subaru of Findlay to “Share the Love” this Holiday Season
Subaru’s “Share the Love” event helps deliver nutritious meals and compassion to Wood County’s seniors
Bowling Green, OH (December 23, 2014) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) proudly partnered with both Yark Subaru of Toledo and LaRiche Subaru of Findlay this holiday season in an effort to help fight senior isolation and hunger.
Yark Subaru delivered meals to older adults in northern Wood County on Thursday, December 11 out of the Rossford Area Senior Center. LaRiche Subaru delivered meals to older adults in southern Wood County on Thursday, December 11 at the North Baltimore Area Senior Center.
The event was all part of an effort 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 Subaru of America, Inc.’s national year-end “Share the Love” event, designed as a way for Subaru retailers 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 proud Subaru “Share the Love” event charitable partner, local Meals On Wheels Member programs that partner with Subaru retailers are eligible to earn grants of up to $35,000. This can provide an extra layer of support to help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to seniors in Wood County, Ohio.
“Subaru retailers and Meals On Wheels have worked together since 2008, helping deliver one million meals to seniors every day,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals On Wheels Association of America. “We are truly honored to be one of Subaru’s national charities for the seventh consecutive year. Their vital support enables us to power local communities in their fight against senior hunger and isolation all year long.”
For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 20, 2014, through January 2, 2015, Subaru will donate $250 to the purchaser’s choice of participating. By the end of this, the seventh “Share the Love” event, Subaru will have donated $50 million to charity over the past six years – including the delivery of one million meals to seniors in need.
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.
About Meals On Wheels Association of America
The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the only national organization and network dedicated solely to ending senior hunger in America. The Association is the oldest and largest organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states and several U.S. territories. More than 5,000 local Meals on Wheels Programs leverage a dedicated army of two million volunteers who day-in and day-out create an efficient and caring way to help America’s seniors stay independent, healthy and able to live in their own homes. For more information, or to locate a local Meals on Wheels program, visit www.mowaa.org.