CHICAGO, November 19, 2020 – CJE SeniorLife is excited to support Meals on Wheels America in Subaru of America, Inc.’s 13th Annual Share the Love Event. From November 19, 2020 until January 4, 2021, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer’s choice of the following charities: ASPCA®, Make-A-Wish®, Meals on Wheels America, and National Park Foundation.
Through social media and outreach, CJE will encourage its constituents and the community to support Meals on Wheels America as one of Subaru’s longstanding chosen charitable partners. CJE has also collaborated with local retailer Evanston Subaru to deliver meals to older adults in Evanston and Skokie. Meals on Wheels America supports local, community-based senior nutrition programs like CJE’s Home-Delivered Meals program (HDM) to ensure that no senior is hungry or alone. Each donation helps to deliver the nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity.
“Each year, support from Meals on Wheels America is critical to maintaining this safety-net service for CJE’s most vulnerable clients,” said Leon Greenberg, Manager, Home-Delivered Meals/Kosher To Go. “Funding from the Share the Love Event will allow CJE’s Home-Delivered Meals program to serve more local seniors in need through meal delivery and well-being checks, especially important during these challenging times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
CJE’s HDM program helps to reduce the food insecurity of low-income, homebound seniors. Seniors rely on this program because many have difficulty paying for groceries and are physically and/or cognitively unable to shop and cook for themselves. Isolated individuals also benefit from social interactions with the caring HDM volunteers delivering meals. Each year, support from Meals on Wheels America helps maintain this safety-net service for CJE’s most vulnerable clients throughout greater metropolitan Chicago.
Over the last 12 years, through the Share the Love Event, Subaru of America and its participating retailers have donated more than $16 million to Meals on Wheels America. Through Meals on Wheels, Share the Love has helped deliver more than 2.3 million meals to America’s seniors since 2008. If Subaru customers make Meals on Wheels America their choice charity this year, CJE SeniorLife and Chicago’s older adults will continue to benefit.
If you would like help support CJE’s Home-Delivered Meals program directly, please consider making a donation to serve even more older adults in the greater Chicago community: cje.net/donate.
Since 1972, CJE SeniorLife has enhanced the lives of older adults and their families through an innovative, comprehensive network that includes life enrichment programs, supportive resources, healthcare, research and education. CJE is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community. For more information about CJE services, call 773.508.1000 or visit www.cje.net.
Contact: Nicole Bruce