SUBARU DONATES 2018 OUTBACK TO MEALS ON WHEELS OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY IN CELEBRATION OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY IN THE U.S.
Meals On Wheels of Northampton County celebrates impact of Subaru and Meals on Wheels America partnership.
BETHLEHEM, PA (August 10, 2017) – In celebration of its 50th anniversary and in keeping with its commitment to support local communities nationwide, Subaru of America, Inc. has donated a Meals on Wheels delivery vehicle to Meals On Wheels of Northampton County, in partnership with Meals on Wheels America.
This fall, Subaru is donating 50 new 2018 Subaru Outback vehicles to select Meals on Wheels programs throughout the country, to be used in the delivery of an estimated 53,000 meals to an additional 3,700 seniors across 39 states. Details regarding the delivery of the new Outback to Meals On Wheels of Northampton County are currently being finalized.
“We are so excited to be one of the recipients of a new Outback from Subaru of America,” says JoAnn Bergeron Nenow, Executive Director for Meals On Wheels of Northampton County. “We currently make and deliver nearly 2,200 meals a day to our clients in the county and to other agencies with whom we have meal contracts. This generous donation will help us in our efforts to deliver our fresh, nutritious and medically tailored meals to all the homebound seniors and adults with disabilities we have the honor of serving.”
Subaru has supported the national Meals on Wheels network for the last nine years through its annual philanthropic event, Share the Love, contributing more than $12 million to Meals on Wheels America and providing more than 1.7 million nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks to seniors.
“Subaru’s ‘50 Cars for 50 Years’ vehicle donation will enable Meals on Wheels programs, like Meals On Wheels of Northampton County, to expand its reach to many Northampton County seniors in need,” said Ellie Hollander, president and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. “This latest act of care and kindness further underscores Subaru of America’s longstanding commitment to giving back to communities large and small.”
The Subaru and Meals on Wheels partnership is part of Subaru Loves to Help, a pillar of the automaker’s larger Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment effort dedicated to making a positive impact on local communities across the country. Each 2018 Subaru Outback donated will be delivered to local retailers and wrapped with Meals on Wheels America and ‘Subaru Loves to Help’ co-branding.
“We wanted to celebrate our 50th anniversary in America in a way that is appropriate for our brand and are delighted to donate vehicles that will support local communities by combatting threats of isolation and hunger affecting seniors across the country,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “At Subaru, we believe in providing safe and reliable vehicles for all of life’s journeys and are honored to partner with Meals on Wheels to help people live more nourished lives.”
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 Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 620 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. For additional information visit media.subaru.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. 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 Meals on Wheels of Northampton County
Meals On Wheels of Northampton County is a private, nonprofit organization founded in October 1971. Our first meal delivery, incidentally, was Valentine’s Day 1972 – 45 years ago this year. Our mission is to support healthy living through the delivery of nutrition services. Our goal is to be the premier provider of nutritional services in the Greater Lehigh Valley and to ensure the nutritional well-being of all people – principally, the elderly and people with disabilities. For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelspa.org.
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Director of Development
Meals On Wheels of Northampton County
4240 Fritch Drive, Bethlehem PA 18020