Tampa, FL, June 04, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Meals On Wheels of Tampa is one of 5,000 local Meals on Wheels programs across the country working every day to protect millions of seniors from the threats of isolation and hunger – an effort made possible by millions of volunteers who help in communities just like Tampa, all across America. The number of seniors in our country continues to grow rapidly, and it will take many more of us to meet the escalating need. That is why Meals on Wheels America, with support from Subaru of America (SOA), is launching a new online tool called the Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive.
“Meals on Wheels is powered by everyday people standing up to lend a caring hand to their aging neighbors,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America. “We need many more helping hands and friendly smiles to enable us to be there for more seniors. We’re optimistic that this new tool will help bring more critically needed volunteers to our local programs, fill a broader range of volunteer needs, and make it easier for those interested in helping us to get started.”
Through an initiative called Subaru Loves To Help, Subaru and Meals on Wheels America are working together to make it easier for anyone interested in volunteering with a local Meals on Wheels program to get connected with that program and its volunteer opportunities. SOA supported the creation of the first Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive and, as a sign of their commitment to their communities and to making a positive impact on the world, SOA and local Subaru retailers will be spreading the word about the Drive and supporting local Meals on Wheels programs in a variety of other ways this June.
Anyone interested in becoming Meals on Wheels of Tampa volunteers at can learn more and sign up at www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/drive or www.mowtampa.org/volunteer .
About Meals On Wheels of Tampa
Meals On Wheels of Tampa is committed to nourishing and enriching the independent lives of the homebound and seniors of Tampa. This private not-for-profit organization has been serving meals to people who have trouble shopping or preparing meals, for the past 40 years. Today, along with 70 volunteers each day, Meals On Wheels of Tampa serves over 650 people who need extra support from their neighbors. For more information, visit mowtampa.org.
About Meals On Wheels America (formerly Meals On Wheels Association of America)
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. 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, research, 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.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. 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 600 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. For additional information, visit media.subaru.com.