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

Meals on Wheel of Rhode Island 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 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 Meals on Wheels of RI is a member.

Meals on Wheels of RI partnered with Balise Subaru during the 2014 holiday season to raise funds and awareness of senior isolation and hunger across the state. “We are thrilled to have received this award knowing that it provides a crucial extra layer of support to help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to the thousands of RI seniors in need” said Heather Amaral, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island’s Executive Director. “Balise Subaru continues to be a valued local partner”.

“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.