INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The Senior Resource Association (SRA) is proud to announce that it has received a $1,750 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in the 13th Annual March for Meals campaign. This year’s grants were made possible through the generosity of Subaru of America, Inc. and its seventh annual “Share the Love” event. During the event, Subaru donated $250 to the owner’s choice of participating charities for every new vehicle purchased or leased.
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.
“We are so grateful for the grant we were able to receive from the generosity and support of senior hunger by Subaru’s ‘Share the Love’ program,” said Karen Deigl, SRA President/CEO. “We currently have over 75 people on the waiting list to receive daily hot, nutritious meals and this grant will provide 291 meals for those in need.”
In the month of March, the Senior Resource Association hosted a “Community Champions Week” inviting local community leaders and partners to participate in delivering hot nutritious meals to home bound seniors through its Meals on Wheels program.
“The March for Meals grant program is our way of recognizing local programs for bolstering the dynamic and effective partnership between Meals on Wheels and the businesses, organizations, governments and volunteers who provide critical support within their communities,” said Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander. “In addition to mobilizing nearly 400 local Meals on Wheels celebrations across the country, we commemorated the month by releasing the findings of a groundbreaking research study proving that Meals on Wheels delivers so much more than just a meal.”
In total, $370,250 is being granted to 258 local Meals on Wheels programs and two Meals on Wheels America-affiliated State Associations based on their March for Meals efforts.
Community members can support a senior locally in Indian River County by providing meals for a home bound senior through Senior Resource Association’s Meals on Wheels program. The cost of a meal for a senior for one week is only $42, one month for $186 and one year for $2,136. The Senior Resource Association’s Meals on Wheels waiting list is currently more than 75 individuals. Donate today by going online at www.SeniorResourceAssociation.org/Donate.