Subaru’s seventh “Share the Love” event supports Beloit’s seniors

Beloit, Wisconsin April 3, 2015 – Beloit Meals On Wheels is proud to announce it has received a $1,000 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 November 20, 2014 through January 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 Beloit Meals On Wheels is a member.

“The “Share the Love” campaign enabled us to cultivate our relationship with program partner, Harms Subaru in Janesville, Wisconsin, and the Greater Beloit community who continue to serve as our champions”, said Ellen Wiegand, Executive Director. We are truly grateful for this grant which contributes immeasurably to the success of our program.”

Beloit Meals On Wheels partnered  ith Harms Subaru during the 2014 holiday season to raise funds and awareness of senior isolation and hunger in Beloit. “We had two major events, our Baskets of Love which were hand crafted and delivered around Christmas time; and our Blizzard Boxes delivered to our clients in case of extreme inclement weather or power outage. We couldn’t have done this without the support of the community who donated items and mostly importantly their time to make these two events successful”, notes Ellen Wiegand”.

“We greatly appreciate Subaru’s ongoing 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 vital 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 Beloit Meals On Wheels, Inc.

Founded in 1971, Beloit Meals On Wheels mission is to provide daily nutritious meals to the homebound elderly, ill and disabled in the Greater Beloit area that are unable to prepare meals for themselves. As we head into our 44th year of service, we couldn’t have done it without the support of the community and our wonderful volunteers. We continue to serve a broad spectrum of clientele meeting their varied needs, be it a short-term basis, while recuperating from an illness or surgery, or long-term due to health issues or as a means of food service so they can remain independent in their own home. No one is denied service due to inability to pay. For more information, visit their website at beloitmealsonwheels.org or become a fan on Facebook.

About Meals on Wheels America (formerly Meals on Wheels Association of 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 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  nd 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.