Summit County Government

Posted on: April 1, 2015

Mountain Meals Program Receives Share the Love Grant

Subaru’s seventh Share the Love event supports Summit County seniors

Contact:
Lorie Williams
Manager, Summit County Community and Senior Center
970-668-2945, LorieW@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Community and Senior Center is proud to announce it has received a $900 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in Subaru of America’s seventh annual “Share the Love” event.

During the event, held from Nov. 20, 2014 through Jan. 2, 2015, Subaru of America Inc. donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charities, including Meals on Wheels America, of which the Community and Senior Center is a member.

“We are a small rural community with a great volunteer base and several clients in need,” said Lorie Williams, Summit County Community and Senior Center manager. “This donation will help us keep fresher items in the Meals on Wheels Program for a more complete nutritional base. We strive to have the most nutritious homemade meals, because this is our clients’ primary meal of the day.”

The Community and Senior Center partnered with Vista Subaru of Silverthorne and Summit County Senior Citizens Inc. during the 2014 holiday season to recruit volunteers and raise funds and awareness of senior isolation and hunger in Summit County.

“We greatly appreciate Subaru’s on-going commitment to Meals on Wheels through its annual ‘Share the Love’ event,” said Ellie Hollander, Meals on Wheels America President and CEO. “Subaru of America and its local retailers across the country have truly become an extension of the Meals on Wheels family. Even long after this event concludes, Subaru helps us to deliver that warm meal, friendly smile and safety check that are so vital to millions of America’s seniors.”

"Subaru, our retailers, and our owners feel good about giving to organizations like Meals on Wheels, and that’s why we do the Subaru ‘Share the Love’ event,” said Brian Cavallucci, Subaru of America’s National Advertising Manager. “Subaru is honored to have donated more than $8.4 million to Meals on Wheels over the past seven years, making a positive impact in local communities and the lives of our elderly loved ones.”

The 2014 “Share the Love” funds will continue to benefit local Meals on Wheels America member organizations throughout the year through additional grant opportunities, Annual Conference scholarships and by sponsoring the organization’s March for Meals annual awareness campaign.

About the Summit County Community and Senior Center
The Summit County Community and Senior Center is a welcoming community space for gatherings and meetings of Summit County residents and visitors. We provide programs, education and assistance to help seniors live active, independent and socially enriching lives. In coordination with our non-profit partner, the Summit County Senior Citizens Inc., the center serves as a point of coordination and cooperation for local, state and federal agencies involved in working with low-income individuals and seniors ages 55 and above to live at home as long as possible, and assisting them in finding appropriate in-home and away-from-home care. For more information, visit www.co.summit.co.us/seniors.

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 2 million 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 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. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. 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 600 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. For additional information visit media.subaru.com

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