ALTON — Senior Services Plus Inc. announces it has received a $1,750 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in the 13th annual March for Meals campaign.
This year’s grants were made possible through the generosity of Subaru of America Inc. and its seventh annual Share the Love event. During the event, Subaru donated $250 to the owner’s choice of participating charities for every new vehicle purchased or leased.
“These funds are very much appreciated and will help our agency serve many hungry seniors in our area,” Executive Director John Becker said. “Right now our agency is delivering meals to over 650 seniors who depend on us to survive.”
Throughout March, Senior Services Plus reached out to local elected officials, inviting them to deliver for the program. The organization also hosted a fundraiser concert in partnership with Jeri Parks of Coldwell Banker Paslay Realtors.
In total, $370,250 is being granted to 258 local Meals on Wheels programs and two Meals on Wheels America-affiliated state associations based on their March for Meals efforts.
“The March for Meals grant program is our way of recognizing local programs for bolstering the dynamic and effective partnership between Meals on Wheels and the businesses, organizations, governments and volunteers who provide critical support within their communities,” Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander said. “In addition to mobilizing nearly 400 local Meals on Wheels celebrations across the country, we commemorated the month by releasing the findings of a groundbreaking research study proving that Meals on Wheels delivers so much more than just a meal.”
The annual March for Meals campaign is an effort led by Meals on Wheels America to present opportunities for volunteers, businesses and governments to support seniors in ways that make communities stronger, safer and healthier. For information, visit www.marchformeals.com.