Alpharetta, GA (December 21, 2017) –
The holiday season is a special time to make memories and gather with family and friends around the dining room table. For some North Fulton seniors, however, the holidays bring isolation and hunger.
Senior Services North Fulton is a nonprofit that supports and cares for adults age 60+ in the North Fulton community. Meals on Wheels is one of the many programs offered by the nonprofit and the deliveries are expedited by nearly 300 volunteers who bring meals and a caring smile Monday through Friday.
In 2016 Senior Services North Fulton delivered over 32,000 Meals on Wheels in North Fulton. “I think people are surprised by that number”, said Heather Terry, Community Relations Director for SSNF. “When you think of cities like Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, and Johns Creek, senior hunger and need don’t come to mind.“ The truth is 1 in 8 seniors in Georgia are food insecure and worry where their next meal will come from.
“The holidays can be hard for many of our clients”, Terry continued. “But we always get a huge surge of generosity from the community and philanthropic companies this time of year.” Companies like Subaru of America, Inc., which is celebrating its tenth anniversary of their annual Share the Love Event. From November 16th 2017 to January 2nd, 2018, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to national charities, including Meals on Wheels of America.
“It is part of our culture at Subaru to support causes important to our employees, retailers and owners and we are proud to have continued that tradition for ten consecutive years," said Alan Bethke, senior vice president of marketing, Subaru of America Inc. "Through the Share the Love event, we are excited to continue our commitment to support our national and hometown charity partners and aim to donate $115 million in total by the end of this year's campaign."
In addition to four national charity partners, Subaru retailers will again select a hometown charity for their customers to support. This year, more than 660 local charitable organizations are participating in the Subaru Share the Love event. With some retailers adding their own donations to the hometown charities, total donations by Subaru and its participating retailers are expected to exceed previous years.
If you are interested in volunteering or making a donation to Senior Services North Fulton, visit - https://www.ssnorthfulton.org/ways-of-giving/make-a-donation/