Exciting news! For the tenth year running, the Meals on Wheels network is participating in the Subaru Share the Love Event. In the past nine years, Subaru of America has donated over $12 million to Meals on Wheels—that’s the equivalent of more than 1.7 million meals to seniors across the country!
Why does Subaru support Meals on Wheels? Because too many seniors are struggling to stay independent and healthy. Ten million seniors in America face the threat of hunger, and millions more live alone in isolation. This is simply unacceptable, which is why Family Service Rochester provides the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to the seniors of Rochester, MN. This vital support keeps seniors in their own homes, where they want to be.
We’re incredibly grateful to Subaru and its retailers for supporting our organization and the seniors we serve. With that in mind, we thought you might want to learn a little bit more about the Share the Love Event.
November 16, 2017, through January 2, 2018, for every new Subaru vehicle leased or sold, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities. Meals on Wheels America is one of four national participating charities and has been since the inception of the event. Through this campaign, as a Member of Meals on Wheels America, Family Service Rochester will receive a share of the revenue earned in Minnesota.
If you’re in the market for a new car, please look into the Share the Love Event to learn more. If you’re not shopping for a new vehicle, you can still help by spreading the word to your family and friends.
And remember – this holiday season, you can ensure our senior neighbors are not forgotten when you buy or lease a new Subaru and select Meals on Wheels America as your charity of choice.
Access to healthy meals can be an important part of helping people to remain living independently in their own homes. Meals on Wheels provides hot, nutritious home delivered meals. Each meal meets one third of the daily recommended nutrients containing: protein, starch, fruits and vegetables, salad and dessert. Meals are delivered by volunteers over the noon hour. Meals are prepared under the supervision of a licensed dietitian and special diets are available. Meals on Wheels is available to greater Rochester area residents who are not able to prepare or easily access a healthy meal. Often recipients are frail, convalescing or have disabilities. Through Meals on Wheels recipients are able to improve or maintain health and remain living independently in their own home.
Meals are available on an ability to pay basis. Food stamps and other assistance programs are accepted.
Meals can often be started within 24 hours with a simple phone call. To begin receiving meals or for more information contact Family Service Rochester, 507-287-2010.