Subaru Donates a 2018 Outback to Foodnet Meals on Wheels!

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, and in keeping with its commitment to support local communities nationwide, Subaru of America, Inc. is donating a Meals on Wheels delivery vehicle to Foodnet, in partnership with Meals on Wheels America.

On average each month, Foodnet drives 9,229 miles to deliver meals throughout all of Tompkins County.  The donated 2018 Subaru Outback will enable us to replace a vehicle in our fleet that is well past its life expectancy, and help improve our ability to reach homebound older adults during difficult weather conditions.  While rural Upstate New York is scenic, a snowstorm can hit unexpectedly, creating hazardous road conditions, and challenging our capability to reach remote areas. The all-wheel drive Subaru will significantly improve our ability to reach participants in-need, especially in harsh weather conditions.

This fall, Subaru is donating 50 new 2018 Outback vehicles to select Meals on Wheels programs throughout the country, to be used in the delivery of 53,000 meals to an additional 3,700 seniors across 39 states.  Subaru has supported the national Meals on Wheels network for the last nine years through its annual philanthropic event, Share the Love, contributing more than $12 million to Meals on Wheels America and providing more than 1.7 million nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks to seniors.

The Subaru and Meals on Wheels partnership is part of Subaru Loves to Help, a pillar of the automaker’s larger Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment effort dedicated to making a positive impact on local communities across the country.

We plan to celebrate this partnership fully!  Stay tuned for more details, and special events.