COMSTOCK PARK, Mich., May 14, 2021 — Subaru of America, Inc., joined by its regional stores, is furthering its commitment to support people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by helping provide 100 million meals through Feeding America member food banks, including 200,000 meals through Feeding America West Michigan.
“Once again, Subaru is working with Feeding America (a nationwide network of 200 food banks including Feeding America West Michigan) to help the millions of families struggling with hunger across the U.S.,” said Subaru of America, Inc.’s President and CEO Thomas J. Doll. “As we continue to weather these unprecedented times together, we hope our contribution to Feeding America ensures the most vulnerable members of our communities are fed and cared for.”
Right now, thousands of Michiganders continue to face obstacles to access adequate nourishment for themselves and for their families. In fact, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, one in six neighbors in the food bank’s service area may face hunger this year. The automaker’s donation will help the food bank’s 800+ agency and Mobile Pantry partners nourish people who may otherwise eat less than they need or go hungry.
“COVID-19 continues to impact the ability of many of our neighbors to access enough nutritious food,” said the food bank’s President and CEO Kenneth Estelle. “With summer around the corner, many families will experience additional hardships. Children who rely on school meals will need to access food elsewhere and their parents may struggle to keep up with increased food and daycare expenses. With Subaru’s help, we can fill over 200,000 plates!”
About Feeding America West Michigan
Serving local families in need since 1981, Feeding America West Michigan reclaims millions of meals’ worth of safe, surplus food from various sources. With the help of countless volunteers, the food bank sorts, stores and distributes this food through a network of more than 800 partners to fill hundreds of thousands of neighbors’ plates instead of landfills. The food bank’s service area consists of 40 of Michigan’s 83 counties from the Indiana border north through the Upper Peninsula. For more information, visit FeedWM.org or call 616-784-3250.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 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. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $190 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do. For additional information visit media.subaru.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.