Thursday, March 16, 2017
As you have no doubt heard,
The President’s Skinny Budget for FY18 was sent to Congress late last week. It includes deep cuts to non-defense discretionary spending and eliminates some programs on which many local Meal on Wheels organizations rely to deliver nutritious meals, safety checks, and friendly visits to our nation’s most vulnerable seniors.
Details on Meals on Wheels's primary source of funding, the Older Americans Act, which has supported senior nutrition programs for 45 years, have not yet been released.
However, the reality is that 1 in 6 seniors struggles with hunger and 1 in 4 are isolated, living alone. We must recognize...