HOUSTON, Texas — Vehicle maintenance business franchisor Jiffy Lube International Inc. is coordinating a fund-raising campaign during October for Meals on Wheels America, an organization supporting community-based programs to address senior hunger, isolation and nutrition.
The fund-raising initiative is part of Jiffy Lube's "Drive to do More" campaign, which is dedicated to raising funds to help provide nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to seniors during the holiday season.
Jiffy Lube will jumpstart the donations with a corporate gift of $100,000, with subsequent funds raised through customer donations during checkout at participating Jiffy Lube locations from Oct. 1-31.
Jiffy Lube estimates 97% of its franchisees are participating in the fundraising campaign. There are over 2,000 Jiffy Lube locations throughout the U.S.
"The holiday season can be difficult for homebound seniors. Harsh winter weather and busy schedules can leave some of our most vulnerable community members at an even greater risk of isolation, loneliness, and hunger," Kristine Templin, chief development officer of Meals on Wheels America, said.
"This fundraising campaign with Jiffy Lube comes at the perfect time, and all of the funds raised will help ensure our seniors receive the support they need."
Meals on Wheels America supports more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger.
"Jiffy Lube is honored to contribute to Meals on Wheels America's mission of addressing senior hunger and isolation, especially in advance of the holiday season when the need can be even greater," Sara Smith, chief marketing officer of Jiffy Lube International, said.
In addition to raising funds for Meals on Wheels America and senior nutrition programs across the country, Jiffy Lube is offering to help Meals on Wheels volunteers keep their vehicles maintained so they can focus on serving others, Smith said.
Meals on Wheels volunteers and staff receive a discount at Jiffy Lube locations.
With the launch of Drive To Do More in 2019, the brand extended its philanthropic efforts to provide support to volunteers who rely on their vehicles to give back in their communities. The initiative has raised millions of dollars for Meals on Wheels since then, Jiffy Lube said.
Jiffy Lube franchisees are committed to numerous charitable causes in their local markets – ranging from education and health to youth development and food security
Headquartered in Houston, Jiffy Lube is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Shell USA Inc. In addition to the traditional quick-lube service model, the company offers Jiffy Lube Multicare, which offers oil changes, brakes, batteries, and tires as well as other services.