From Illinois Business Journal news services
ALTON — Senior Services Plus, Inc. has received a $1,750 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in the 13th Annual March for Meals campaign.
This year’s grants were made possible through Subaru of America, Inc. and its seventh annual “Share the Love” event. Subaru donated $250 to the owner’s choice of participating charities for every new vehicle purchased or leased.
“These funds are very much appreciated and will help our agency serve many hungry seniors in our area,” said Executive Director John Becker. “Right now our agency is delivering meals to over 650 seniors who depend on us to survive”.
Throughout March, Senior Services Plus reached out to many local elected officials, inviting them to deliver for the Meals on Wheels program. The organization also held a fund-raiser concert in partnership with Jeri Parks of Coldwell Banker Paslay Realtors.
In total, $370,250 is being granted to 258 local Meals on Wheels programs and two Meals on Wheels America-affiliated State Associations based on their March for Meals efforts.
The annual March for Meals campaign is an effort to present opportunities for volunteers, businesses and governments to support seniors in a variety of ways.