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Nutro Delivers AniMeals-On-Wheels

The NutroCompany, a division of Mars Petcare based in Franklin, Tennessee, partnered with the Meals on Wheels organization to address malnourishment in homebound senior citizens and their furry companions through a program called “AniMeals-on-Wheels.”
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 6:00am

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The NutroCompany, a division of Mars Petcare based in Franklin, Tennessee, partnered with the Meals on Wheels organization to address malnourishment in homebound senior citizens and their furry companions through a program called “AniMeals-on-Wheels.”

Meals on Wheels was the perfect partner in this endeavour as the program delivers healthy meals to seniors in 11 counties.

Nutro Associates and Meals on Wheels delivered meals to more than 180 homebound seniors, along with a six-month supply of pet food and a petsupply kit for each of their pets. The Nutro Company had 100 per cent volunteer participation involving around 160 employees, providing more than 250 hours to the Meals on Wheels program and contributing more than 15,000 pounds of pet food. In total, volunteers provided 300 pet supply kits, 102 goodie bags with personal care items for the seniors, 82 candy bags for weekly Meals on Wheels volunteers and 232 holiday cards for the seniors, as well as delivering 500 meals to homebound senior citizens and their pets.

Kim Owen, a quality and food safety scientist at Nutro said, “Our company was founded on five principles, and that includes responsibility and mutuality. It provides a better world for pets and a responsibility to their owners as well.”

The Nutro Company’s AniMeals-on-Wheels program which was part of the Mars Volunteer Program in October was recently featured in the Tennessean newspaper.

To read the full article in Tennessean click here.

About Mars, Incorporated

In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company.  In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of  building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 72,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, KITEKAT®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, NUTRO®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and CESAR®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints.  Food –UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA® Coffee Roasters coffee, THE BRIGHT TEA CO.® tea, DOVE®/GALAXY® Hot Chocolate, and FLAVIA® brewer; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA®, WISDOM PANEL® and SERAMIS®. 

For more information, please visit www.mars.com.  Follow us: facebook.com/mars, twitter.com/marsglobal, youtube.com/mars.

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Associates | Environment | Five Principles | Health & Healthcare | Mars Incorporated | Mars Petcare | Mars Volunteer Program | Meals on Wheels | Mutuality | Partnership

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