The twelfth annual Subaru Share the Love® Event will help deliver nutritious meals and compassion to Lake County’s seniors
November 26, 2019 (Mentor, Ohio) – The Lake County Council on Aging is proud to announce that it will be participating in The 2019 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 14, 2019, through January 2, 2020, for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased, Subaru of America will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities.
Participating Meals on Wheels America members, like Lake County Council on Aging, will receive a share of the donations raised by Subaru in their state. In addition, Lake County Council on Aging has partnered with the Lake County Senior Services Coalition and the community to raise awareness for the popular year-end sales and giving event, and drive support for Meals on Wheels through a Blizzard Bag food drive to provide at risk seniors a few shelf-stable meals to eat in the event severe winter weather prevents Lake County Meals on Wheels delivery.
“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 11 years, Subaru of America and its participating retailers have donated more than $145 million to its charity partners. This year’s Subaru Share the Love Event is on track to bring that total to over $170 million, proving there’s no limit to the amount of love we can all share.
By purchasing or leasing a new Subaru during the Subaru Share the Love Event and selecting Meals on Wheels as your charity of choice, you can help us deliver nutritious meals and other important services to seniors right here in Lake County, Ohio. For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.
About Lake County Council on Aging
The Lake County Council on Aging is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of older adults, people with disabilities, their families and caregivers. The agency provides a range of community-based services that can enhance quality of life, promote choice, and help people remain in their homes for as long as possible. Since 1972, remaining committed to their mission, vision and values, the Council on Aging has become Lake County’s most trusted resource for aging adults and their support system, providing them with services and opportunities that enable them to achieve an optimal, self-defined, quality of life. Programs are offered for those age 60 and over including: Information and Referral, Social Work Services, Meals on Wheels, Homemaker Services, and much more. The agency is also an Aging and Disability Resource Center, serving individuals with disabilities who are age 18 and over.
About Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves 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 Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 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.