Meals on Wheels of San Antonio has just won $100 from the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)/Subaru “Share the Love” grant program. Meals on Wheels of San Antonio is now entering the next phase of the holiday competition – which relies on getting the most Facebook users to “Like” our story. Winning that portion of the contest could earn this Meals On Wheels program up to an additional $500.
The money comes at a critical time for this Meals on Wheels program, and the more than 140 other grant winners nationwide. The country’s economic downturn has made it more difficult to raise money to continue feeding our community’s homebound and other hungry seniors.
The MOWAA/Subaru “Share the Love” grant is tied to Subaru’s Share the Love Event. The Share the Love Event will run from November 20, 2010 – January 3, 2011. Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer's choice of one of five charities, including MOWAA.
For more information about Subaru’s Share the Love Event, follow this link.
“These Meals On Wheels programs share love every day by bringing food and companionship to America’s hungry seniors,” said MOWAA President and CEO Enid Borden. “For the third year in a row Subaru has generously included Meals On Wheels in its Share the Love Event. We want the world to read these stories and find out more about what these amazing Meals On Wheels programs do every day to ‘Share the Love’ in their communities.”
“Many thanks to our friends at Subaru for their commitment to Meals on Wheels,” said Sharon Baughman, CEO of Meals on Wheels of San Antonio. ”This grant will aid us in providing the next meal to many of our clients in need and will truly make a difference for the seniors of Bexar County.”
About Meals on Wheels of San Antonio
Meals on Wheel of San Antonio, a program of Christian Senior Services, prepares and delivers over 3,700 nutritious meals each weekday to homebound seniors living in Bexar County. With a registered dietician on staff, our meals are often the primary source of daily nutrition received by our recipients. In addition, personal contact with our volunteers and staff drivers combats loneliness and can often provide opportunities for early intervention in life-threatening situations. Last year, the program provided over 850,000 meals to senior residents of Bexar County. To learn more about the organization, visit www.christianseniorservices.org.
The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest national organization in the United States representing those programs that provide meals to people in need. MOWAA’s mission is to end senior hunger by 2020. To obtain more information about MOWAA or to locate a local Meals On Wheels program, visit the MOWAA website at www.mowaa.org.