How Trump's budget cuts could affect Meals on Wheels, needy North Texans

NBC's Alexander: 'Urban Blacks,' Elderly 'Losing Out' With Trump's Budget

Some communities use money from CDBG - the program Mulvaney proposes eliminating - to fund Meals on Wheels.

Instead of more money, the program is at risk of losing federal funds.

The Community Development Block Grant program, which falls under the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, is funding distributed to the states, which then distribute it in a variety of ways.

"It would be really bad because people like myself, I don't walk or drive any more", Deshazer said. Harris has been delivering meals to seniors for over 30 years. "If you live alone and have no way to get to the store or get groceries, we provide that one meal a day". "What are you going to do about it?" Lee estimates that at least 500 additional homebound Korean seniors in Queens are eligible for the program but not able to take advantage of it. Healthy seniors are less likely to be hospitalized or stay in nursing homes. The Budget devolves community and economic development activities to the State and local level, and redirects Federal resources to other activities.

What would be some of the ripple effects of President Trump's budget here in Maine?

"It is hard to imagine a scenario in which these critical service would not be significantly and negatively impacted", the Meals on Wheels press release states.

"More than 300 members voted to boost medical research by billions in November, we can not turn around a few short months later and slash its budget".

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In a statement criticizing Trump's proposed budget, Meals on Wheels said it feared "that the millions of seniors who rely on us every day for a nutritious meal, safety check and visit from a volunteer will be left behind".

Glick took exception to the administration's assertion that these programs are not effective. The program has about 1,800 volunteers.

Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., said Friday he's "been a fan of Meals on Wheels forever" and even delivered food to the elderly. "That just doesn't make any sense to me", Ward said.

The organization serves millions of vulnerable Americans, which saves billions of dollars in health care costs, Meals on Wheels America CEO Ellie Hollander said in the press release.

Lee Covington, the president and chief executive of Senior Services Inc. of Winston-Salem, was annoyed when he heard Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director, suggest that Meals on Wheels, a program that Senior Services oversees, was ineffective.

Contact J&C city and county government reporter Jeremy Ervin at 765-420-5393.

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