Subaru Celebrates Sales Record With Food Donations

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Subaru rides into 2017 in socially responsible gear. To celebrate its eighth record-breaking sales year in 2016, the automaker will donate one meal for every vehicle sold in 2016, that is, 615,132 meals. Subaru will make a $55,925 donation to Feeding America, an organization that works to end hunger in the U.S.​ ​Each $1 goes a long way and can provide 11 meals secured by ​the NGO on behalf of local member food banks.

The money sum will be donated to Feeding America member food banks around the country​ as well as​ communities around the Subaru corporate headquarters (The Food Bank of South Jersey)​. Besides, it will ​help areas where Subaru of America has regional offices. These include Cherry Hill (NJ), Columbia (MD), Lithia Springs (GA), Orlando (FL), Itasca (IL), Frisco (TX), Bloomington (MN), Dublin (OH)​, ​Aurora (CO), Portland (OR), Pleasanton and Costa Mesa (CA).

In the U.S. more than 13 million children go hungry and, overall, one in eight people are haunted by the prospect of facing hunger. “As we celebrate another record-breaking year at Subaru, we recognize the vital importance of giving back to our local communities across the country,” Thomas J. Doll, Subaru's president and chief operating officer​, said in a statement​. “We are proud to once again work alongside Feeding America to fight hunger and provide meals to those who need them most.”

Feeding America runs a nationwide network of 200 food banks. It provides food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. The NGO also works to promote food security among, raise awareness of the issue and advocate legislation to protect people from going hungry.

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