November 28, 2017 2 min read
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 Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, in partnership with Meals on Wheels America. On average each month, Catholic Charities drives 22,450 miles to deliver meals. Our goal is to reach 55 more seniors and deliver 1,600 more meals with the donated 2018 Subaru Outback each month.
“We are excited to be able to expand the Meals on Wheels Program and reach more seniors in need in our community thanks to our new partnership with Subaru of America. Working with community partners like Subaru, Washoe County Senior Services and Meals on Wheels America makes our goal of helping people move from poverty to sustainability possible,” said Peter Vogel, CEO of Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada.
This fall, Subaru donated 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. 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 Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, to expand its reach to many Washoe 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.
“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 combating 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.”