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Subaru Share the Love Grant Goes to JCC Senior Adult Meals Program

Subaru of America is providing grants from their annual Share the Love Campaign. During its campaign, Subaru donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle or leased to the customers’ choice of ASPCA®, Make-A-Wish, Meals On Wheels Association of America®, and National Park Foundation.

The Jewish Community Center’s Senior Adult Nutrition Program is the beneficiary of some of the company’s largesse. In January, Meals on Wheels of America/Subaru Share the Love event gave the program $800, and this month, they announced a $900 for the program.

The JCC’s Senior Adult Nutrition program offers hot kosher congregate meals in the Senior Adult lounge five days a week, asking only a small donation, usually $3 per meal or whatever participants can afford, to help cover the cost of the meal.

When people are homebound and cannot come to the JCC to eat, the Senior Adult Nutrition program delivers the meals to them through the Meals on Wheels program. Currently 32-35 people are receiving home delivered meals each day.

Not only do these home delivered meals ensure that the senior who receive them have a hot nutritious meal at least once a day, five days a week, the volunteers who deliver the meals also provide regular human contact for the recipients, ensuring that they do not become isolated in their homes.

The Subaru Share the Love grant makes it possible for the JCC to continue this service.

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