Subaru’s “Share The Love” sales event helping to drive away senior hunger
Menlo Park, CA —March 28, 2016 Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) “Meals on Wheels” program is proud to announce it has been awarded a significant grant from Meals On Wheels America (MOWA) for its participation in the Subaru “Share the Love” sales event with local dealership, Putnam Subaru of Burlingame.
Subaru of America donated $250 for every new vehicle sold/leased from November 20, 2015 to January 2, 2016 to the customer’s choice of one of four charities, including MOWA. With Subaru of America’s support, MOWA will award $200,000 in “Share the Love” grants to local Meals On Wheels programs that partner with local Subaru dealerships in the fight to end senior hunger. Al Vasquez, General Manager, Putnam Subaru, said “We are proud to engage in this community initiative supporting the staff and volunteers who deliver meals for the Meals on Wheels program in San Mateo County.”
“There are over 1 million seniors facing hunger in California; over 16,000 seniors are food insecure/hungry in San Mateo County,” said Marilyn Baker-Venturini, Director PVI Meals on Wheels. “Hunger has a staggering impact on seniors’ health, emotions, and overall quality of life. For so many of our homebound seniors, our hot nutritious meals are their only meal of the day!” PVI Meals on Wheels program will use the funds from Subaru to assist the delivery of weekend meals for the most vulnerable older adults.
About Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.
For almost 70 years PVI has created and provided high quality and nurturing programs for the aging on the Peninsula. PVI provides programs, support and guidance for seniors in the community to allow them to pursue long and useful lives. As life expectancy lengthens, communities need to embrace both opportunities and challenges to help aging adults maintain their dignity, independence and sense of usefulness. Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) provides innovative services to support aging adults in the mid-Peninsula and Silicon Valley: Senior Affordable Housing, Meals on Wheels, Rosener House Adult Day Services, and the Little House, Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center. Delivering more than $8 million in services annually to 4,500 households, including 1500 weekly hot meals to seniors and the homebound, PVI focuses on senior independence and aging with dignity. www.peninsulavolunteers.org
About Meals On Wheels America
The Meals On Wheels America (MOWA) is the oldest and largest national organization in the United States representing those programs that provide meals to people in need. MOWA’s mission is to end senior hunger by 2020. The PVI Meals on Wheels program, celebrates 38 years of service this year, serves 12 cities, towns and the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County, with approximately 400 meals prepared, packed and delivered to clients each day.