We have some exciting news and upcoming events that I want to let you know about so you can be aware, plan to volunteer, or mark your calendars to get involved.  We have new community partnerships, fundraising events, and other good news.

We work hard on these partnerships to ensure that we’re able to serve everyone who needs meal services.  Our government funding only covers about 1/3 of our budget, so we need additional funding to avoid starting a waiting list.  100% of the funds we raise stays right here in Benton and Franklin Counties to provide meals.  With our community’s help, we can fulfill our mission of helping seniors stay in their own homes with dignity and care.

**Blue Brigade Fun Run**

  On March 31st, Meals on Wheels will host our 2nd Annual Blue Brigade Fun Run, which is the event we hold to participate with Meals on Wheels America for the month of March.  Please invite your children, grandchildren, neighbors, & friends to join us for a morning of running, walking or even just watching.  More information will follow, or check our website for details at seniorliferesources.org.  Thank you to McCurley Integrity Subaru for being our lead sponsor for this event!  We continue to seek additional sponsors.  If you or someone you know would like to be a sponsor for the Fun Run, please contact me at 735-1911 or  mwoffinden@seniorliferesources.org.

**CG Public House**
Fundraising Breakfast

  On March 6th at 7:30 am, CG Public House and Catering will host the 3rd annual Fundraising Breakfast at the TRAC.  CG Public House will donate the entire breakfast, and everyone is invited to enjoy a great meal and donate what they can afford.  Donations of all sizes are needed and appreciated.  We are also seeking “Table Captains” to invite 7 guests who would like to financially support Meals on Wheels.  If you or someone you know would like to be a Table Captain, please contact me at 735-1911 or mwoffinden@seniorliferesources.org.

**Ojeda Business Ventures**

  Ojeda Business Ventures, a local company that works on Federal building projects, is currently providing support for two part-time employees, and they are willing to support a couple more.  We so appreciate that we have extra staff help without having to spend precious funds that can be used to pay for senior meals.

**Subaru Share the Love**

  We’ve just completed our 2017 Subaru Share the Love event with McCurley Integrity Subaru.  During the month of December, Subaru of America donated $250 for each new Subaru sold at McCurley’s if the buyer selected Meals on Wheels as their charity of choice. We’re excited to hear final results of this year’s event!

**Les Schwab Tire Centers**

  We have a new partnership with Les Schwab Tire Centers.  Les Schwab is sponsoring one of our Central Kitchen delivery vans and will pay the van’s operating costs for all of 2018.  In addition, Les Schwab is also offering a discount to all Meals on Wheels volunteers who show their volunteer badges.  Discount rate varies by service needed.

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