Solano turkey trot 2022
Fleet Feet of Vacaville is, yet again, hosting its annual Solano Turkey Trot this Thanksgiving! With raffles, prizes, and costume contests, this exciting 5k Run/Walk provides support for Solano County children, adults, and seniors by collaborating with local non-profit organizations, including the Ray & Joan Kroc Center of Suisun and Meals on Wheels of Solano County.
Meals on Wheels of Solano County is proud to participate in this event each and every year to continue ensuring that seniors in Solano County are happy, healthy, and safe. Join us in this fun-filled event! We can't wait to see you there.
Subaru Share the Love 2022
In 2008, Subaru of America, Inc. launched its Share the Love campaign. Since its beginning, Subaru and its participating retailers have donated more than $200 million to charity, with customers choosing between four national charities and over 1,610 hometown charities, including Meals on Wheels. In its 14th year, Share the Love is on track to bring that total to over $225 million, proving there’s no limit to the amount of love we can all share.
Meals on Wheels of America has been a partner since the campaign's launch, and Subaru has donated more than $18.1 million. Together, Subaru and Meals on Wheels have helped deliver over 2.5 million meals to America's seniors.
From November 18, 2021, through January 3, 2022, with every new Subaru purchased or leased at one of more than 600 participating Subaru retailers nationwide, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of charities. The customer may choose to direct the donation to four national partner charities: The ASPCA®, Make-A-Wish®, Meals on Wheels America, and the National Park Foundation. Subaru retailers also will have the opportunity to add up to two local hometown charities for their customers to select.
When you shop Subaru this season of giving, remember the impact you and Meals on Wheels can make on Solano County seniors.
Giving Tuesday 2022
#GIVINGTUESDAY IS A MOVEMENT THAT UNLEASHES GENEROSITY AROUND THE WORLD.
GivingTuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity. This can be as simple as making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help. Every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give. Generosity is love in action.
At a time when we are all experiencing the hardships of the pandemic, generosity is the act that has brought people together from all walks of life - it has given everyone the power to make positive changes in the lives of others. And giving doesn't just have to be for one day.
Meals on Wheels of Solano County has dedicated almost 45 years to giving to older adults in our communities. Whether it be through our Home Delivery or Congregate Dining programs, pet food through PAWS (Pets Assisting the Welfare of Seniors), Fall Prevention assistance, or providing information and resources through Senior Connect, Meals on Wheels thrives on generosity.
Remember that generosity - especially on GivingTuesday - is a collaborative effort, and Meals on Wheels of Solano County could always use help in giving.
There are many ways one can participate in the season of giving.
Some people give their time. Meals on Wheels of Solano County works with generous volunteers that have dedicated years to serving seniors in the community. Our volunteer program is always in need of drivers that can volunteer once, twice, or three times a week to deliver meals to seniors for only a couple of hours each day. One of the most rewarding parts of giving is seeing and feeling the gratitude of the ones we give to firsthand.
Some give their supplies. Meals on Wheels of Solano County has been fortunate to work in a community that loves to donate supplies to those in need, especially seniors. We have received countless donations of pet food, incontinence supplies, blankets, etc. that help us keep giving. We are currently partnered with Macy's in Fairfield as we collect for the Socks & Slippers for Seniors Drive (running through December 12th) to continue giving throughout the holiday season in any way we can.
Some people give their money. Meals on Wheels of Solano County is beyond thankful for the insurmountable monetary donations, grants, and sponsorships we've received through the years of serving the community. No monetary contribution is too big or too small, so whether it's $1 or $1,000, Meals on Wheels of Solano County is always grateful for the continued generosity that helps us give back.