Meals on Wheels, PDI/Nice-Pak and Subaru "Share the Love" this Holiday Season

Subaru's "Share the Love" event helps deliver nutritious meals and compassion to Rockland's seniors

Dec 03, 2014, 12:30 ET from PDI

NANUET, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland has partnered with Professional Disposables, Inc (PDI), sister company Nice-Pak Products (Nice-Pak) and Subaru this holiday season to help put an end to senior hunger.  A "stuff the trunk" event was held Friday, November 21st at the PDI/Nice-Pak annual Turkey Bowl holiday gathering.  PDI and Nice-Pak associates prepared and donated over 50 "blizzard bags" of non-perishable foods for homebound individuals.

Blizzard bags are used for Meals on Wheels' emergency shelf-stable food program that ensures homebound recipients have a sufficient supply of non-perishable food items in case of emergencies, such as inclement winter weather. The blizzard bags were stuffed into Subaru trunks as part of Meals on Wheels' "stuff the trunk" and Subaru's "Share the Love" Campaigns.

Subaru's "Share the Love" event is designed for Subaru dealers to give back to their local communities, running from November 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015. Subaru donates $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased during this time period to the customer's choice of charities, including Meals on Wheels.  As an event charitable partner, Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland is eligible to earn grant monies of up to $35,000.  "Grants are an integral part of our agency's effort to provide nutritious meals to Rockland County homebound seniors in need," said Madelyn Schiering, agency Grants & Communications Director. 

"We are honored to be part of 'Share the Love' for a seventh straight year," said Meals on Wheels Association of America President and CEO Ellie Hollander.  "Subaru recognizes the importance of giving back to the communities it serves. Working together, Meals on Wheels and Subaru are helping to provide more than just a meal; we're bringing warmth and compassion to so many hungry and homebound seniors who would otherwise go without."

About Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland
In the agency's 40 years of delivering meals to the community's homebound population, Meals on Wheels has proudly served well over eight million meals. Meals on Wheels continues to advance its mission by providing for the nutritional needs of the elderly, reaching out to frail, isolated, and disadvantaged individuals and by providing a myriad of support services to those served. Through the Homebound Meal Delivery Program, Senior Centers, Adult Day Care Center and other programs, the agency has impacted the lives of thousands of Rockland residents and their families.

Meals on Wheels is a County Contract Agency operating with funding from the federal government Older Americans Act, New York State, the Office for Aging, the County of Rockland, towns and villages, fees for services, grants and private contributions. For further information call 845-624-6325 or visit our website at www.mowaa.org.

About PDI
PDI helps reduce preventable infections, control healthcare costs and, ultimately, save lives by delivering a broad range of evidence-based, market leading environmental hygiene and patient care solutions in the community and healthcare environments. PDI has three divisions headquartered in Orangeburg, NY:  Sani Professional®, PDI Healthcare and Contract Manufacturing. Visit wearepdi.com.

About Nice-Pak
Nice-Pak, founded in 1957, is the global leader in the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of premium quality branded and private label pre-moistened wipes.  Nice-Pak is a global company with over 2500 associates and six plants with approximately 3MM square feet of manufacturing and distribution space in strategically located facilities around the world.  Headquartered in Orangeburg, NY, Nice-Pak has a track record of introducing innovative products that help to improve people's health and wellness through the consumer, healthcare and professional business channels. Brands for Nice-Pak include Nice 'n Clean®, Grime Boss®, Sani-Hands® and Wet-Nap®.  Visit nicepakwipes.com.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts, and accessories through a network of more than 600 retailers across the United States. 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 media.subaru.com.

Contact: Madelyn Schiering
Grants & Donor Communications Manager
Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, Inc.
(845) 624-6325 mschiering@mowrockland.org

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