Funding for nearly 92,000 meals will be provided for children, families, and seniors in Vermont who struggle with hunger, thanks to Twin City Subaru and the new Subaru owners who participated in the Share the Love event this past holiday season.
The $30,625 donation from Subaru of America is the happy conclusion of the annual Share the Love event at Twin City Subaru, during which each customer who bought or leased a new Subaru had the opportunity to designate a $250 donation from Subaru to charity – their choice of one of five national non-profit organizations or the Vermont Foodbank, the local charity option selected by Twin City Subaru.
Ninety-nine percent (sixty-nine in total) of Twin City’s qualifying customers chose to designate Subaru’s donation to the Vermont Foodbank, resulting in a fundraising success neither the Vermont Foodbank nor Twin City Subaru had even dared dream of.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled that we are presenting the Foodbank with a gift of this size,” said Dave Birmingham, Owner of Twin City Subaru. “Hunger is an important issue for our customers and we couldn’t be happier that Subaru provides us all the opportunity to make our community a better place.”
The Vermont Foodbank will use the donation to provide nearly 92,000 meals to Vermonters in need, as the non-profit can distribute 3 meals for every $1 donation. “Even as the economy improves, there are 153,000 Vermonters who look to us for help providing food to their families,” said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO. “This donation couldn’t come at a better time and will be put to work ensuring that no one in Vermont goes hungry.”