“Share The Love” Most Meals Grant
awarded by Meals On Wheels
Association of America (MOWAA)
Subaru’s “Share The Love” Event helps deliver nutritious meals and compassion to the elderly
Dudley, MA (February 23, 2012) – Tri-Valley’s Meals on Wheels Program is proud to announce it has been awarded a $750 grant from Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) in recognition of its participation in MOWAA’s “Share The Love” Most Meals Contest. As part of Subaru of America, Inc.’s “Share The Love” Event, the Meals on Wheels Program worked with Long Subaru of Webster during the holiday season to reach out to the community to encourage volunteerism for the program and publicize services for seniors.
Carol Muschler, Nutrition Program Director, praised Subaru of America’s initiative and said, “We intend to continue our relationship with Long Subaru based on the success of our initial joint venture.”
As one of the five Subaru “Share The Love” Event charitable partners, MOWAA created the Most Meals Contest to foster partnerships between local Meals On Wheels programs and Subaru dealerships. MOWAA is awarding $150,000 in Most Meals grants to the 48 Meals On Wheels programs across the country that recruited dealership employees to volunteer, deliver meals in Subaru vehicles and engage community members in the fight to end senior hunger.
Most Meals grants awarded by MOWAA range from $250 to $35,000. The nation’s economic downturn has made it more difficult to raise money to provide meals to the community’s homebound seniors. Tri-Valley’s Meals on Wheels Program will use the monies toward the cost of delivering meals to seniors in the agency’s 25-town service area of south central Massachusetts.
The Subaru “Share The Love” Event ran from November 19, 2011 to January 3, 2012. Subaru is donating $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased during “Share The Love” to the customer's choice of one of five charities, including MOWAA. Over the past three years, proceeds from the Subaru “Share The Love” Event have provided funds to MOWAA to support its vision to end senior hunger by 2020.
"We are honored to be part of ‘Share The Love’ again this year," said MOWAA President and CEO, Enid Borden. "Subaru is a corporation with a conscience. They understand that providing nutritious meals to hungry and homebound seniors in need is a moral imperative."
Tri-Valley is a private, non-profit agency. The agency receives funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through the Executive Office of elder Affairs and from the Federal government, under the Older American’s Act, processed through the Central Mass Agency on Aging. Funds are also received from other public and private sources. All donations are welcome and memorials may be established. For more information about services or volunteer opportunities, please call Tri-Valley at 508-949-6640.
About Meals On Wheels Association of America
The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest national organization in the United States representing those programs that provide meals to people in need. MOWAA’s mission is to end senior hunger by 2020. To obtain more information about MOWAA or to locate a local Meals On Wheels program, visit the MOWAA website at www.mowaa.org.
- Thursday, 23 February 2012
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