Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Highland Valley Elder Services joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru of America, Inc. in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season

Highland Valley Elder Services
413-586-2000
nancym@highlandvalley.org

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11/14/2019

The 12th annual Subaru Share the Love® Event will help deliver nutritious meals and compassion to Hampden and Hampshire county’s seniors

Florence, MA (November 14, 2019) – Highland Valley Elder Services is proud to announce that it will be participating in the 2019 Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners supported through the campaign. From November 14, 2019, through January 2, 2020, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer's choice of participating charities.

Allan Ouimet, Executive Director of Highland Valley Elder Services says “Our Meals on Wheels program delivers tens of thousands of meals every year and we really count on and appreciate the support we get from Subaru of America”.

Highland Valley Elder Services will kick off this year’s Share the Love Event with a food drive at Stop n Shop in Hadley, MA from noon to 1:30pm on Thursday November 14th..  We will be handing out bags and accepting non-perishable food items to “Stuff the Trunk” of a Subaru from Steve Lewis Subaru of Hadley.  The food we collect will be donated to local food banks in our community.

Participating Meals on Wheels America members, like Highland Valley Elder Services, will receive a share of the donation raised by Subaru in their state.  Highland Valley Elder Services has partnered with Steve Lewis Subaru in Hadley to raise awareness for the popular year-end sales and giving event, and drive support for Meals on Wheels through a wide variety of fundraising and food-raising efforts.

“Meals on Wheels America is proud to partner with Subaru of America for the 12th consecutive year to enable more seniors to live with independence and dignity,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. “Since 2008, the Subaru Share the Love Event has helped deliver more than 2.2 million meals and friendly visits to vulnerable seniors nationwide. We’re enormously grateful to Subaru and its retailers for their long-standing commitment to Meals on Wheels and the millions of seniors who depend on it for nourishment and companionship.”

Over the last 11 years, Subaru of America and its participating retailers have donated more than $145 million to its charity partners. This year’s Subaru Share the Love Event is on track to bring that total to over $170 million, proving there’s no limit to the amount of love we can all share.

By purchasing or leasing a new Subaru during the Subaru Share the Love Event and selecting Meals on Wheels as your charity of choice, you can help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to seniors right here in Hampshire and Hampden county.

For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.

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 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 $165 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.

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