For Immediate Release
Contact: Teresa Johnson, 408-961-9870 or MOW@healthtrust.org
The Health Trust Meals on Wheels joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season
Subaru’s tenth annual Share the Love Event ® will help deliver nutritious meals and compassion to Santa Clara County’s seniors
San Jose, California (November 16, 2017) – The Health Trust Meals on Wheels is proud to announce that it will be participating in the tenth annual 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 16, 2017 to January 2, 2018, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charity.
“As we continue to address senior food insecurity through various programs and services at The Health Trust, Meals on Wheels is one of the most impactful and most needed in our county,” said Charlie Bullock, Interim CEO of The Health Trust. “We are grateful for this partnership with and support from Subaru, and hope our community members will choose The Health Trust when shopping at Subaru this holiday season.”
Participating Meals on Wheels America members, like The Health Trust Meals on Wheels, will receive a share of the donation raised by Subaru in their state. The Health Trust Meals on Wheels has partnered with Stevens Creek Subaru in Santa Clara to raise awareness for the popular year-end sales and giving event, and drive support for Meals on Wheels through volunteer gatherings, community outreach, and online engagement.
“For the past ten years, Subaru of America has partnered alongside the Meals on Wheels network to deliver nutrition, companionship and comfort to our nation’s most vulnerable seniors,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. “Since 2008, Subaru’s Share the Love Event has helped deliver more than 1.7 million meals to seniors served by Meals on Wheels. Funds raised through this year’s event will come at a critical time for the Meals on Wheels network, allowing our boots on the ground to deliver even more of these critically needed services.”
This year marks the automaker’s 50th Anniversary in the U.S. and, for the second year in a row, there will be no cap on the total donation from Subaru of America to its Share the Love charitable partners. At the culmination of this year, Subaru hopes to exceed a grand total of $115 million donated since the creation of Share the Love to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the event.
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 Santa Clara County.
For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.
About The Health Trust Meals on Wheels:
The Health Trust Meals On Wheels delivers hot nutritious meals and offers wellness checks to seniors, adults with disabilities and individuals that are homebound. Roughly 80,000 meals are delivered annually to over 500 clients throughout multiple cities in Santa Clara County. The Health Trust Meals on Wheels is a program of The Health Trust. The Health Trust is a nonprofit organization building health equity in Silicon Valley. It ensures that health related grants, policies and services exist to support Silicon Valley’s most vulnerable communities. For more information, visit healthtrust.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation 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 620 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. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $120 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.