The 14th annual Subaru Share the Love® Event will help deliver nutritious meals and compassion to older adults living in St. Petersburg, Florida. Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg, a Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger program, is participating in the event for the third year in a row.
Caitlyn Peacock, Executive Director said, “This national event is so important to programs like Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg because it helps provide funding to feed our senior and homebound neighbors. This past year, has been especially difficult for our program. And there are even more seniors out there that need our help. We are so grateful to Subaru for their partnership which helps us deliver food and friendship to our vulnerable and isolated neighbors.”
During the Share the Love Event (which began in November and goes through Jan. 3), for each Subaru vehicle purchased or leased at Subaru dealerships, Subaru of America will donate $250 to a one of four national Share the Love charitable partners, including Meals on Wheels America. Participating Meals on Wheels America members, including the local programs, will receive a share of the donations raised by Subaru dealerships throughout Florida.
Peacock said, “Last year, MOWSP’s local revenue share was $9,623 which in turn provided 1,750 meals to older adults in St. Petersburg. Supporting programs like Meals on Wheels is so important, especially during the pandemic, as our senior and homebound neighbors rely on these programs to receive nutritious meals and safety checks.”
To receive meals delivered to your home, visit www.networktoendhunger.org/mowsp or call (813) 344-5837.
Volunteer are needed each week to help pack boxes and deliver meals on various days throughout the week. Routes take about 60 minutes to complete. To sign up to volunteer, please visit https://networktoendhunger.org/volunteer/.
TBNEH is accepting donations at www.networktoendhunger.org to help support the MOWSP program. A donation of just $25 will provide a week of meals to a homebound senior in need.
About Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger
Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger is committed to ending hunger in Tampa Bay by bringing people together to find solutions that eliminate barriers, increase access and knowledge, and expand the amount of nutritious food available. TBNEH has over 350 members and serves a tri-county area, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties. TBNEH is a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency and relies on its community for support. For more information, visit www.NetworktoEndHunger.org.
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 plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile manufacturing 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 $200 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 63,000 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.