At the end of each year, Subaru of America, Inc. donates $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased through their annual Share the Love event. 2017 marked the tenth anniversary of the event, which totaled nearly $24 million in national and local charitable donations. Meals on Wheels programs in the state of Georgia received nearly $26,400 in funding from the event, $7,542.70 of which was awarded to Senior Services North Fulton (SSNF).
SSNF is a nonprofit that supports and cares for adults ages 60+ in the north Fulton community. Meals on Wheels is one of the many programs offered by the organization. In 2017, SSNF delivered nearly 34,000 Meals on Wheels in the north Fulton community. 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 dont come to mind.
The numbers are staggering, however. According to the Georgia Department of Human Services, a 2016 report places Georgia ninth in the nation for the prevalence of food insecurity among people ages sixty and older. The number of older adults in Georgia who currently face the threat of hunger is more than 300,000 the report said. In north Fulton, one in eight seniors worries where their next meal will come from. On behalf of the seniors we serve, we want to thank Subaru and Meals on Wheels of America for their generous support, Terry said.
If you are interested in volunteering or making a donation to SSNF, visit SSNorthFulton.org/ways-of-giving/make-a-donation/.