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Meals On Wheels of Northampton County was the proud recipient of a new 2018 Subaru Outback at a special event Wednesday at Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem General Manager Dave Kopew and Subaru corporate officials presented Meals On Wheels of Northampton County Executive Director JoAnn Bergeron Nenow with the Subaru Outback that is fully wrapped with the Meals on Wheels America and “Subaru Loves to Help” co-branding.
Nenow also received $250 in gas cards to help cover the costs of mileage for the vehicle’s meal deliveries. (A video of this presentation can be found at https://youtu.be/H2cXEqDxdvs.)
Meals On Wheels of Northampton County was one of 50 Meals on Wheels organizations across the country selected to receive a new 2018 Subaru Outback through a partnership between Subaru of America Inc. and Meals On Wheels America. Subaru of America donated these Outback vehicles in celebration of its 50th anniversary and its philosophy of supporting local communities.
“It’s absolutely wonderful to receive this 2018 Subaru Outback,” Nenow says. “This new vehicle will allow us to deliver our healthy, nutritious and medically tailored meals to more home-bound seniors and adults with disabilities in need in our community. Our case managers also will use the vehicle when meeting with current and potential new clients, and it will provide great exposure for our mission throughout the community. We are so grateful to Subaru of America, Meals on Wheels America and Dave and his team at Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem.”
The Subaru and Meals on Wheels partnership is part of Subaru Loves to Help, a pillar of the automaker’s larger Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment effort dedicated to making a positive impact on local communities across the country. Over the past nine years, Subaru has contributed more than $12 million to Meals On Wheels America and provided more than 1.7 million nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to seniors in communities nationwide.
Meals on Wheels of Northampton County Executive Director JoAnn Bergeron Nenow is joined by Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem GM Dave Kopew (left), Jim Keebler (far left), Subaru of America’s Philadelphia Zone Director, and Jacob Flagg (right), Philadelphia Zone Operations Specialist, alongside the new 2018 Subaru Outback that Meals On Wheels received. Subaru of America donated the vehicle as part of its “50 Cars for 50 Years” initiative with Meals On Wheels America in celebration of Subaru’s 50th anniversary.
About Meals on Wheels of Northampton County
Meals On Wheels of Northampton County is a private, nonprofit organization founded in October 1971. Its first meal delivery, incidentally, was Valentine’s Day 1972 – 45 years ago this year. Its mission is to support healthy living through the delivery of nutrition services, grocery shopping and wellness visits. The goal is to be the premier provider of nutritional services in the Greater Lehigh Valley and to ensure the nutritional well-being of all people – principally, the elderly and people with disabilities. For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelspa.org.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 620 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $120 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do. For additional information visit media.subaru.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.
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