Spicer defends proposed cuts, Trump's trips


Spicer defends proposed cuts, Trump's trips

This would eliminate funding for Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels is a non-profit program that delivers food to millions of elderly, poor, and disabled Americans. "I am so happy and thankful because the food supplies are coming at a great time".

"These are real faces, and that's what we wanted to do", she said. "Mayor Summey always has supported Meals on Wheels, and he's going to continue to do that".

Jutson says a program like Meals on Wheels helps people stay independent and prevents more expensive hospital trips, paid for by Medicare or Medicaid. Right now in Chatham County alone, there's a wait list 400 people long, all seniors trying to get the services of Meals on Wheels.

Mulvaney defended the administration's budget from criticism that its cuts to social programs would be painful for millions of working-class voters in rural states like West Virginia, where voters went heavily for Trump in last fall's election.

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But Meals on Wheels officials pushed back on that, saying the program saved taxpayers millions of dollars.

Donations and volunteers have surged for Meals on Wheels following President Trump's proposed budget cuts that could seriously affect the organization. "Again, that's a state decision to fund that particular portion, to take the federal money and give it to the states, and say look, we want to give you money for programs that don't work", Mulvaney said.

Manatee County elected officials will deliver meals to local clients from March 20 to March 24. Meals on Wheels receives 35 percent of their funds because of the Older Americans Act according to a statement that Meals on Wheels released.

Meals on Wheels does not receive direct funding for the federal government but some chapters do rely on the grants.

"The Block Grant accounts for about 3% of Meals on Wheels" budget. It is unknown whether any part of this reduction will include the Nutrition Service Programs, which helps to fund Meals on Wheels. There is now no evidence that any of these programs are being cut or that their budget reductions would affect Meals on Wheels programs. But some programs in Albany County, like the Heating Energy Assistance Program, is directly funded by the federal government and is on the chopping block.



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