Brakes on meals

New Frontier Chronicle: Brakes on meals (4/24/2017) The Trump administration’s 2018 budget proposes to eliminate Community Development and Community Services Block Grants, two key funding streams that Meals on Wheels programs rely on. The budget also proposes a 17.9 percent budget cut to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The HHS administers the Older Americans Act, which accounts for about 35 percent of Meals on Wheels program’s budget. Meals on Wheels serves more than 2 million seniors each year, delivering more than 218 million meals. Justice in Aging’s Eric Carlson said, “Meals on Wheels programs are incredibly important. There really isn’t an alternative. When you think about it, what else would you do?”

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