Submitted by Senior Services for South Sound
For almost a decade, the Hanson Subaru team has been supporting the Senior Nutrition Program at Senior Services for South Sound. October through December of each year, Hanson Subaru holds a food drive to support Blizzard Bags that are delivered to homebound seniors in Thurston and Mason County.
“When we started the food drive, we were able to deliver about 100 bags to our seniors,” said Cathy Visser, senior nutrition program director. “Now we are able to deliver over 350 bags of emergency food rations to homebound seniors and support our Senior Food Bank for most of the year through the food that is raised during the Share the Love Food Drive at Hanson Subaru.”
Beyond the Food Drive, the Hanson Subaru team has picked Senior Services as their Hometown Charity.
“By choosing us as a Hometown Charity, Hanson is not only supporting our cause monetarily, but also drawing awareness to the needs of seniors in our community. Each year we are able to deliver over 120,000 meals to seniors in our community because of the support that is provided through Share the Love,” Cathy continued.
The Hanson Team also makes time to come and serve lunch at our centers, and helps to put together the Blizzard Bags for delivery. “They are coming and serving for multiple hours out of their day to support seniors,” Eileen McKenzie Sullivan, executive director said. “They are supporting us all year, in all the ways that you can give – monetary, raising awareness, and by volunteering in person – and we are grateful for their ongoing support.”
This year, Vince Hanson and his team were thrilled to be able present “their largest check ever” – over $36,000 to support the Senior Nutrition Program at Senior Services for South Sound. Meals provide one-third of the USDA recommended nutritional requirements. In 2018, over 2,500 seniors will receive a meal via Senior Services for South Sound’s Nutrition Program.
Learn more about Senior Services for South Sound online.
Visit Hanson Subaru located at 2300 Carriage Loop SW in Olympia or call them at 888-490-9863 for more information.