Hempstead, NY - March 25th, 2016 - EAC Network is proud to announce its Meals on Wheels program received a $1,500 grant from Meals on Wheels America (MOWA).
The grant was awarded for the human service agency’s impressive efforts to raise community awareness and participation to support local homebound seniors in need during Subaru of America’s “Share the Love” Campaign, which is designed as a way for Subaru dealers to give back to their local communities throughout the holiday season.
“We are delighted to have this added support to our Meals on Wheels program,” stated Carol O’Neill, Senior Director of Senior & Nutritional Services. “The funds from this grant will directly help to end senior hunger by providing meals to homebound seniors. Along with the meals, we bring a friendly smile and a “safety check visit” to brighten the day for lonely seniors.”
Nassau County seniors 60 and over who are unable to shop and cook because of medical reasons, can call 516-539-0150 x219 to see if they are eligible for home deliveries.
“Subaru retailers and Meals on Wheels have worked together since 2008, helping deliver one million meals to seniors every day,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, MOWA. “We are truly honored to be one of Subaru’s national charities for the seventh consecutive year. Their vital support enables us to power local communities in their fight against senior hunger and isolation all year long.”
About Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America is committed to ensuring the long-term success of America’s senior nutrition programs. Through collaborative action, we leverage the strength of independent community programs in all 50 states and U.S. territories into a unified leadership effort that will end senior hunger in America. The vision of Meals on Wheels is a country where no senior goes hungry.
About Subaru of America Foundation
Subaru of America Foundation was established in 1984 to support the communities where we live and work. Since then, more than $6 million has been awarded through grants, scholarships and matching employee gifts.
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About EAC Network
Founded in 1969, EAC Network is a not-for-profit human service agency serving 71,000 people annually through 70 programs across Long Island and New York City.
EAC Network’s mission is to respond to human needs with programs and services that protect children, promote healthy families and communities, help seniors, and empower individuals to take control of their lives.
Among those the organization assists are children who have been physically or sexually abused, senior citizens needing support, people struggling with substance abuse and/or mental illness, youth in the foster care system, persons on public assistance seeking financial independence, adults and youth who are under or unemployed, individuals needing help to mediate disputes, and families in crisis.
For more information about EAC Network, please call 516-539-0150 or visit www.eac-network.org, check out their Facebook Page, and follow along on Twitter.