Sarasota – November 15, 2018 – Meals On Wheels of Sarasota will be participating in The 2018 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 promotion. From November 15 through January 2, 2019, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charities.
“We are thrilled to partner with Subaru! Without the support of federal funding, we count on the generosity of our community and campaigns like this are allow us to continue to feed seniors, veterans, children and families in need,” said Marjorie Broughton, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels of Sarasota.
“Meals on Wheels America is thrilled to partner with Subaru of America for the Subaru Share the Love Event for the eleventh year in a row,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. “Since 2008, the Subaru Share the Love Event has helped local Meals on Wheels programs deliver nearly 2 million meals to vulnerable seniors nationwide. We remain proud and grateful to have the generous support of Subaru in helping us ensure that homebound seniors receive the daily nutrition and companionship they need to thrive.”
Over the last 10 years, Subaru of America and its participating retailers have donated more than $118 million to its charity partners. This year’s Subaru Share the Love Event is on track to bring that total to over $140 million, proving there’s no limit to the amount of love to share in communities across the nation.
Residents are able to support Meals on Wheels when they select it as their charity of choice when purchasing or leasing a new Subaru during the Subaru Share the Love® Event which runs through January 2, 2019.
At Meals on Wheels of Sarasota, 550 volunteers help prepare, pack, and deliver heart healthy meals, six days a week, year-round, using their own vehicles and gas. Meals on Wheels clients, who range in age from 6 to 103, receive meals because they are physically or mentally impaired, and unable to prepare meals or go to a food pantry or grocery store.
To learn more about the gift drive, volunteering, or donating through a charitable fund, contact Meals on Wheels of Sarasota: firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-366-6693.
1. Subaru representatives Tim Reeher and Mark Lees with Meals on Wheels of Sarasota Executive Director Marjorie Broughton “Share the Love” with the community for the holidays.
About Meals on Wheels of Sarasota
Meals on Wheels of Sarasota provides nutritious meals and friendship to individuals who are unable to plan, shop, or prepare meals for themselves. A team of approximately 550 volunteers deliver 500 meals daily (nearly 200,000 annually) to Sarasota residents who are homebound, including physically or mentally challenged children, adults, seniors and veterans on a temporary or ongoing basis. Heart healthy meals are prepared and delivered to individuals and families who live in Sarasota County between University Parkway and Blackburn Point Road, and from East of I-75 to Longboat, Lido and Siesta Keys. To donate or learn more, visit www.mealsonwheelsofsarasota.org