ALTON — Senior Services Plus announces the organization was chosen to receive a grant award from Meals on Wheels America.
The grant was available through a partnership of Meals on Wheels America and Subaru and its “Share the Love” event. Through the delivery of Meals On Wheels and social media efforts, the agency was able to raise community awareness and participation to support local seniors. This partnership and grant award was a result of the year-end “Share the Love” event, designed as a way for Subaru retailers to give back to their communities.
“In the last five years, our agency’s suggested donations have dropped by $19,000,” Senior Services Plus Executive Director John Becker said. “With the help of the ‘Share the Love’ event, our agency spread the word that Meals On Wheels program not only assists our senior citizens in this area, but across the country.”
The $900 received by Senior Services Plus can provide an extra layer of support to help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to seniors in Madison and St. Clair counties.
“Subaru retailers and Meals On Wheels have worked together since 2008, helping deliver 1 million meals to seniors every day,” Meals On Wheels Association of America President and CEO Ellie Hollander said. “We are truly honored to be one of Subaru’s national charities for the seventh consecutive year. Their vital support enables us to power local communities in their fight against senior hunger and isolation all year long.”
For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from Nov. 20, 2014, through Jan. 2, 2015, Subaru donated $250 to the purchaser’s choice of participating.
Senior Services Plus is a local nonprofit agency serving more than 650 meals each day in Madison and St. Clair counties. The Alton agency has been serving senior citizens since 1973 through a network of volunteers and dedicated staff. Offering many other programs and services, the agency continues to provide for the most needy individuals.
For more information or to locate a local Meals on Wheels program, visit www.mowaa.org.