Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels recently joined forces with the local Subaru dealership, Gillman Subaru of Houston Southwest, to compete in Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)’s “Most Meals” Contest as part of Subaru of America, Inc.’s “Share The Love” Holiday Event. MOWAA plans to award $150,000 in “Most Meals” grants to Meals On Wheels programs throughout the country that recruit dealership employees to volunteer, deliver meals in Subaru vehicles, and engage community members in the fight to end senior hunger.
As part of the competition, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels partnered with Gillman Subaru of Houston Southwest during the holiday season to help load up the volunteers’ cars with meals that were delivered to home-bound senior adults.
“We are excited to partner with the Gillman Subaru group again for the Subaru “Share the Love” Program,” said Manuela Arroyos, Chief Executive Officer of Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels. “Over the past two years, we have been awarded over $3,000 from this program through the Meals on Wheels Association of America and look forward to future partnerships with Gillman Subaru in an effort to raise much needed funds to help feed the many senior adults in our community who look to us for a daily meal.”
“Most Meals” grants awarded by MOWAA to select participating Meals On Wheels programs will range between $500 to $5,000. The country’s economic downturn has made it more difficult to raise money to continue feeding the community’s homebound seniors adults. If awarded funds, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels will use the monies to continue to provide daily nutritious meals to the senior adults in Fort Bend and Waller counties.
The “Most Meals” Contest is tied to Subaru’s “Share The Love” Event, which will run until January 3, 2012. 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 on or to donate to Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels, please contact Kristin Weiss, Director of Development at FBS, at 281-633-7057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To volunteer, please contact Susan Whitacre, Director of Volunteers at 281-633-7063 or email@example.com.