Bertram Rantin

Senior Resources grant helps ‘Share the Love’

Bank of America volunteers put hot food in trays to be sealed and delivered to Meals on Wheels clients.
Bank of America volunteers put hot food in trays to be sealed and delivered to Meals on Wheels clients. Provided photograph

Senior Resources received a $900 grant from Meals on Wheels America as part of Subaru of America’s seventh annual “Share the Love” event.

Between November and January, Subaru made a donation for every new vehicle purchased or leased to the participating charity of a customer’s choice, including Meals on Wheels America, the umbrella group of Senior Resources.

“We are grateful to Subaru for taking a strong stand against senior hunger through the ‘Share the Love’ program,” said Senior Resources Executive Director Pam Dukes. “South Carolina currently ranks 7th-worst in the nation for food insecurity among seniors and it’s going to take a concerted effort by the entire community to change that. We appreciate Subaru helping us with that effort.”

During the 2014 holiday season, Senior Resources ran a “Share the Love” campaign that allowed donors to purchase a holiday card in memory or in honor of someone. Agency officials say the $9,120 raised during that project, combined with the $900 grant, will provide Meals on Wheels service to five clients for a year.

Senior Resources coordinates services, provides resources and encourages choices that allow Columbia area senior citizens to remain independent.

Car Care Seminar

Suddeth Automotive in Columbia is offering a free Women’s Car Care Seminar at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at 1410 North Millwood Ave.

The class is held in conjunction with the National Car Care Council’s “Be Car Care Aware” education campaign. It is designed to give women knowledge to take charge of vehicle maintenance needs.

The seminar will include demonstrations, a question-and-answer period and a hands-on section. No purchase or repair agreements are required.

Advanced registration is requested. Space is limited to ensure a customized learning experience for each participant. To register, call (803) 256-2110 or visit