Subaru of Santa Monica Shares the Love with Meals On Wheels West to Benefit Local Seniors

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A fleet of Subaru cars and staff will deliver nutritious meals to Santa Monica’s homebound seniors on Dec. 27

As part of Subaru of America’s national “Share the Love” Event, Subaru of Santa Monica has partnered with Meals On Wheels West, a local non-profit that hand-delivers nutritional meals and social interaction to homebound residents.

On Tuesday, Dec. 27, Subaru of Santa Monica employees will use a fleet of Subaru vehicles to help deliver nutritious meals to homebound residents in Santa Monica. The fleet of Subaru vehicles will depart on routes beginning at 10:30 a.m. from Meals On Wheels West offices located at 1823-A Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica 90404.

“Share the Love” is a marketing campaign based on the love Subaru owners have for their vehicles and their desire to help worthy causes. Subaru’s “Share the Love” Event runs until Jan. 3, 2012.

“Just like Subaru owners, the staff at our local dealership cares deeply about giving back, especially through our long-standing partnership with Meals On Wheels West,” said Subaru of Santa Monica Sales Manager Ron Fodrey. “With more than 5,000 residents over the age of 85 in Santa Monica, the work of Meals On Wheels West is vital, and we are proud to continue to support their efforts to end senior hunger in our community.”

Every weekday, Meals On Wheels West volunteers deliver companionship and two nutritious meals to homebound, elderly and disabled residents. The services allow clients to remain living independently in their homes rather than be consigned to assisted living facilities or burdening public services. Meals cost an average of $6 per day, but no client is turned away for inability to pay.

Meals On Wheels West serves more than 500 clients in Los Angeles’ coastal communities of Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Topanga and parts of Venice and Marina Del Rey.

About Meals On Wheels West
Meals On Wheels West is a local social service agency dedicated to providing daily nutrition and compassion to homebound, elderly and disabled seniors in need - our teachers, our farmers, our veterans, our neighbors, our friends, our families, our communities. Every week day, volunteers deliver lunch and dinner, the daily newspaper, fresh fruit and companionship. The services improve the quality of life of homebound seniors and enable them to remain living, independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Meals On Wheels West services Los Angeles’ coastal communities including Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Topanga and Malibu. For more information, visit

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk & Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2007. In addition, Subaru boasts the most fuel efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy standards. 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

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