The 13th annual Subaru Share the Love® Event will help deliver nutritious meals and compassion to older adults living in St. Petersburg, Florida. Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg, a Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger program, is participating in the event for the second year in a row.
Lauren Vance, Director of Programs, said, “This national event is so important to programs like Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg because it helps provide funding to feed our senior and homebound neighbors. This past year, we have seen a 100% increase in applicants for our program. And there are even more seniors out there that need our help. We are so grateful to Subaru for their partnership which helps us deliver food and friendship to our vulnerable and isolated neighbors.”
During the Share the Love Event (which began in November and goes through Jan. 4), for each Subaru vehicle purchased or leased at Subaru dealerships, Subaru of America will donate $250 to a one of four national Share the Love charitable partners, including Meals on Wheels America. Participating Meals on Wheels America members, including the local programs, will receive a share of the donations raised by Subaru dealerships throughout Florida.
Vance said, “Last year, MOWSP’s local revenue share was $7,500 which in turn provided 1,365 meals to older adults in St. Petersburg. Supporting programs like Meals on Wheels is so important, especially during the pandemic, as our senior and homebound neighbors rely on these programs to receive nutritious meals and safety checks.”
To receive meals delivered to your home, visit www.networktoendhunger.org/mowsp or call (813) 344-5837.
Volunteer are needed each week to help pack boxes and deliver meals on various days throughout the week. Routes take about 60 minutes to complete. To sign up to volunteer, please visit https://networktoendhunger.org/volunteer/.
TBNEH is accepting donations at www.networktoendhunger.org to help support the MOWSP program. A donation of just $25 will provide a week of meals to a homebound senior in need.