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Berks Encore joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season

Nov 27, 2017 • by Berks Encore
Berks Encore

Subaru’s tenth annual Share the Love Event ® will help deliver nutritious meals and compassion to Berks County seniors

Reading, PA – Berks Encore is proud to announce that it will be participating in the tenth annual Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners supported through the promotion. Now through January 2, 2018, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charity.

“We are so pleased to partner with Steve Moyer Subaru for the Share the Love Event,” says LuAnn Oatman, Berks Encore President/CEO. “The partnership of Subaru of America and Meals on Wheels America has made a difference in the lives of so many seniors both nationwide and here in Berks County. We thank the community for their support in making the Share the Love Event a game changer for senior hunger and isolation in our community.”

Steve Moyer Subaru will lead the Share the Love/Stuff the Trunk efforts, a signature food drive event; Steve Moyer Subaru, Berks Encore centers, and a variety of other businesses will be collecting nonperishable food and toiletry donations until December 31. For a list of participating businesses, visit berksencore.org/sharethelove. The donated items will be distributed via individual centers in the weeks following the campaign to homebound seniors in need.

“For the past ten years, Subaru of America has partnered alongside the Meals on Wheels network to deliver nutrition, companionship and comfort to our nation’s most vulnerable seniors,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. “Since 2008, Subaru’s Share the Love Event has helped deliver more than 1.7 million meals to seniors served by Meals on Wheels. Funds raised through this year’s event will come at a critical time for the Meals on Wheels network, allowing our boots on the ground to deliver even more of these critically needed services.”

This year marks the automaker’s 50th Anniversary in the U.S. and, for the second year in a row, there will be no cap on the total donation from Subaru of America to its Share the Love charitable partners. At the culmination of this year, Subaru hopes to exceed a grand total of $115 million donated since the creation of Share the Love to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the event.

Eric Moyer, General Manager at Steve Moyer Subaru said, “We are proud to partner with Berks Encore to support seniors in our local community. The meals they deliver have such a positive impact in our area and with the new Subaru Outback, Berks Encore will be able to deliver those meals safely, no matter what the weather may be.”

By purchasing or leasing a new Subaru during the Event and selecting Meals on Wheels America as your charity of choice, you can help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to seniors’ right here in Berks County

For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.

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