Subaru Of America Pledges To Fight Hunger With Local Vehicle Donation
“It has been our great honor to support hungry communities across the country with our 100 Million Meals * donation to Feeding America, and we are happy to help in our own backyard by loaning vehicles. that enable our local food banks to serve their communities, “mentioned Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. “We hope these vehicles will strengthen the Food Bank of South Jersey and Philabundance as they work to help members of our community who are at risk of suffering from the disease. hungry in these difficult times. “
The vehicles will be used to help FBSJ and Philabundance as they deliver meals to people in need in communities served by each food bank, including children and the elderly facing hunger in several counties in South Jersey and of Greater Philadelphia Region. Each anti-hunger organization will be granted the use of four vehicles during the month of May.
“The resounding partnership of Subaru and Feeding America is a bold statement of their commitment to help alleviate our food insecure communities across the country. I am also honored that Subaru continues to support and partner with the FBSJ to serve our common backyard in the communities of South Jersey, ”said Fred wasiak, President and CEO, Food Bank of South Jersey. “Feeding America estimates that an additional 61,000 residents of South Jersey could go hungry from the pandemic and have no choice but to ask for charitable food aid, 26,000 are expected to be children. These Subaru vehicles will strengthen our ability to meet the increased need for food in our community.
The donation stems from the automaker’s continued support of Feeding America. Subaru donated 100 million meals to the organization in January, their second donation after contributing 50 million meals in april 2020.
“The pandemic has skyrocketed food insecurity by up to 60 percent across Greater Philadelphia, with 40 percent of people entering the charity food network for the first time, ”explained the CEO of Philabundance Loree D. Jones. “Many partner agencies are trying to help our most vulnerable populations like the elderly and children by offering home delivery, but do not have access to cars. Thanks to Subaru, our partners at Murphy’s Market at Mitchell Elementary School and Touch New Jersey will literally be able to drive hunger out of our communities.
The automaker’s donation is part of the pillar Subaru Likes to Help, the community-driven pillar of the Subaru Promise of Love. To learn more about Subaru Likes to Help and Subaru’s community work, visit subaru.com/help.
* $ 1 helps provide at least ten Feeding America® Guaranteed meals on behalf of local member food banks.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Based in a zero landfill office at Camden, New Jersey, the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in non-landfill production facilities and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only US automotive production facility to be designated as Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Promise of Love, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers across the country. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $ 190 million to causes close to the heart of the Subaru family and its employees have accumulated more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a business, Subaru believes in doing your part to make a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do. For more information, visit media.subaru.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About the South Jersey Food Bank
Marking its 36th year in 2021, the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is the leader in providing safe and nutritious food to people in need across South Jersey. The FBSJ distributes food, offers nutrition education and cooking classes, and helps food insecure families and the elderly find sustainable ways to improve their lives. Offering community impact through local support, FBSJ ensures that local donations stay local. FBSJ is a member of Feeding America, the largest national organization to fight hunger.
In 2020, with COVID-19 resulting in school closures, stay-at-home orders, record unemployment and rising poverty, FBSJ distributed more than 22.5 million pounds of food – the equivalent of more of 18.7 million meals – in the four-county region of Impact, growing its network of partner agencies to over 210 and serving more than 95,000 food-insecure South Jersey residents each month, including distributing nearly a million nutritious breakfasts and lunches to food insecure children in South Jersey. To learn more, visit www.foodbanksj.org. On Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn, follow the Food Bank of South Jersey @foodbankSJ.
Philabundance is an organization fighting against hunger serving Greater Philadelphia with a mission to drive hunger out of our communities today and end hunger for good. Of October 2019 through September 2020, it has distributed more than 50 million pounds of food through a network of 350 partners, including pantries, places of worship, community centers, hospitals and other service providers. Philabundance serves around 135,000 people each week – a number that continues to grow due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – including children, the elderly, students, single parents and those who work. Donate now and learn more at Philabundance.org.
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