Maintain federal support for Meals on Wheels

Maintain federal support for Meals on Wheels

"But there are lots of places around the country where they do, and it would be a tragedy and and i think heartless, to cut those funds out of the federal budget", said Toscano.

Those meals are funded in part by the Older Americans Act, which falls under HHS.

In a recent client satisfaction survey from the Bloomington branch, 85 percent of clients said the service has improved their health and 50 percent said the person delivering the meal is the only face they see all day. "They just depend on it", said Director of Community Nutrition Services at Community Action Alger-Marquette, Lori Stephens-Brown.

In-kind donations make up another 21 percent of Care Connection's budget; the income program brings in 11 percent, and fund-raisers about 13 percent. "There is rarely one funding source".

Betty was surprised to learn that previous year, meals on wheels delivered close to 58,000 nutritious meals to seniors in El Paso County. In addition, approximately 1000 meals are served monthly on-site in the cafeteria.

Compounding pharmacy owner not guilty of murder after meningitis deaths
Chin had specific intent to kill the 25 patients, but rather that (they) acted with extreme indifference to human life". Cadden's watch caused the largest public health crisis in this country ever by a pharmaceutical drug", Weinreb said.

Boxed lunches are freshly prepared by the organization's kitchen, and other meals are delivered from Langlois Frozen Foods in Laguna Beach. Kaye Fair said homebound clients receive statements showing the value of what they have received, and can contribute if they wish to do so.

Last week, President Donald Trump released a preliminary 2018 budget proposal which detailed numerous changes he wants to make to the federal government's spending. He worked for the city of Savannah for more than 20 years. Trump's proposed cuts have recipients and volunteers on edge.

Hale estimated that there has been a 15 percent increase in calls from people interested in volunteering over the last week and a half.

"I'm more mobile than I had been, but it's still nice having this service", he said, adding he expects surgeries in the future that could render him immobile for months. "We get a small grant from the county which we have to re-apply for all of the time", said board member and volunteer Terry Thomas.

May it be so in Missouri, starting right here in Benton County!

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