Bowling Green, OH (February 20, 2013) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) is proud to announce it has been awarded a $4000 grant from the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) thanks to the generosity of Subaru of America. As part of the Subaru of America “Share the Love” event, WCCOA worked with LaRiche Subaru during the 2012 holiday season to deliver hot, nutritious meals to North Baltimore area homebound seniors.
“We were pleased for the generous support Subaru of America has given to Meals on Wheels programs, such as ours. This is the third consecutive year we have had the opportunity to partner with Subaru dealerships in our area for this event,” said Angie Bradford, Director of Food Service for WCCOA. “This grant award will be used to assist in the expansion of our home delivered meal program; throughout Wood County.”
As one of the five Subaru “Share the Love” event charitable partners, MOWAA created the “Share the Love” grant program to foster partnerships between local Meals On Wheels programs and Subaru dealerships. MOWAA is awarding $200,000 in grants to 66 Meals On Wheels programs across the country that involved dealership employees in their efforts to serve homebound seniors in their community.
“We greatly appreciate Subaru’s fifth consecutive year of commitment to Meals On Wheels through its ‘Share the Love’ event,” said Ellie Hollander, incoming MOWAA President and CEO. “We also owe a sincere debt of gratitude to the Subaru purchasers who generously selected Meals On Wheels as their beneficiary. As a result, our programs can purchase food and equipment to provide more nutritious meals to hungry, homebound seniors in the local communities in which Subaru employees and customers live and do business. Having that kind of social impact is enormous and speaks volumes about the company’s commitment to ‘sharing the love.’”
Wood County Committee on Aging serves approximatly 750 meals daily (Monday – Friday) to the 60 year and older population throughout Wood County. To receive more information about the WCCOA’s home delivered and congregate meal programs please call 419-353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935.
About Meals On Wheels Association of America
The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the only national association and network dedicated solely to ending senior hunger in America. MOWAA is the oldest and largest organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states as well as the U.S. territories. MOWAA’s vision 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.