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Subaru “shares the love” with $1,000 gift to Rutland Meals on Wheels

RUTLAND—On June 14, Rutland County Meals on Wheels and the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA), announced that Rutland County Meals on Wheels has received a $1,000 donation from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in the 14th annual March for Meals campaign. This past March was Rutland County Meals on Wheels’ first year participating in the national Meals on Wheels awareness campaign, which is designed to celebrate the proven collaboration of local community organizations, businesses, all levels of government and compassionate individuals to ensure that our seniors are not forgotten.

Nearly $400,000 has been granted to 265 local Meals on Wheels programs and one Meals on Wheels America-affiliated state association, based on their March for Meals efforts. This year’s grants were made possible through the generosity of Subaru of America, Inc. and its eighth annual Share the Love event. During the event, held from Nov. 19, 2015, through Jan. 2, 2016, Subaru of America donated $250 to a customer’s choice of a national or hometown charity for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased. Meals on Wheels America has been a participating national charity since the event’s inception in 2008.

“The March for Meals grant program is our way of recognizing Meals on Wheels America members for their efforts to raise awareness and much-needed support for the critical service they provide their communities,” said Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander.

“Together, we can change the way this country cares for its seniors.”

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 a variety of ways that make communities stronger, safer and healthier.

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For info on Rutland County Meals on Wheels, call 802-786-5990.

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