Barron County Meals on Wheels Joining Share the Love® Event for the Third Year

December 2021: Barron County is proud to announce that it will be participating in the 2021 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 campaign. From November 18, 2021, through January 3, 2022, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charities.

“This will be the third year we are participating in this national event and have found our local Meals on Wheels program does benefit. The last two years have received a total of $8,861.71 as part of the revenue share. The money received is put right back into the program to help cover expenses in food, gas, and supplies. As expenses continue to increase, participating in events like Share the Love® is needed now more than ever,” said Darby Smith, Nutrition and Transportation Program Manager.

Participating Meals on Wheels America members, like Barron County, will receive a share of the donation raised by Subaru in Wisconsin. The Barron County Meals on Wheels Program has partnered with their closest Subaru retailer, Chilson Automotive in Eau Claire, to raise awareness for the popular year-end sales and giving event, and drive support for Meals on Wheels through publicly promoting Share the Love.

“Meals on Wheels America is proud to partner with Subaru of America for the 14th consecutive year to enable more seniors to live with independence and dignity,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. “Since 2008, the Subaru Share the Love Event has helped deliver more than 2.5 million meals and friendly visits to vulnerable seniors nationwide. We’re enormously grateful to Subaru and its retailers for their long-standing commitment to Meals on Wheels and the millions of seniors who depend on it for nourishment and companionship.”

Over the last 13 years, Subaru of America and its participating retailers have donated more than $200 million to its charity partners. This year’s Subaru Share the Love Event is on track to bring that total to over $225 million, proving there’s no limit to the amount of love we can all share.

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

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