How Trump's Budget Could Hit Home Much Ado About 'Meals on Wheels'

How Trump's Budget Could Hit Home Much Ado About 'Meals on Wheels'

"I believe the state of South Dakota does not take any funding coming out of the community block program that has been cut, but where the issue may lie is how the $15 billion budget cut proposed to HHS could possibly affect our program", she said.

The funding is now being threatened by the federal government, with a proposed cut of $6.2 billion from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, $3 billion of which now funds the Community Development Block Grant programs, a portion of which goes to Meal on Wheels, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

For other Meals on Wheels programs that do receive federal funding, it's complicated.

"With the senior population growing, there is going to be a bigger need", Calzadilla said.

"Meals on Wheels of Boulder does not accept federal or state government funding".

The proposed federal budget threatens to make devastating cuts to funding for Meals on Wheels of WNY.

County Mayor Paulette Burdick said the local governments can not provide all the funds to cover any potential cuts in federal grants.

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"It costs far more than that to provide a home-cooked meal", she said.

Mary Margaret Cox, executive director of Meals on Wheels of Greeley & Weld County, said the tri-town program is heavily supported by the Greeley program, which does receive federal funding.

"It's more than we would ever expect or even think about", she said. "We stay in it one month out of three", Judy Schaefer, Meals on Wheels coordinator, said. And people are signing up to volunteer like never before.

Meals on Wheels of New Canaan has been delivering nutritious meals to those in need in our community since 1972. "So this is critical".

The senator's Meals on Wheels tour is part of a weekend of events he's scheduled, an assertive effort by the senator to keep the focus on the legislative battles he will confront rather than any others that may be looming on the legal front.

The Virginia non-profit reported receipt of $248,347 in grant funds in 2015, specifically to run the National Research Center on Nutrition and Aging, not to deliver meals.

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