Presidential Budget Would Cut All Funding to Meals on Wheels

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – When you’re $20 trillion in debt, you have to make tough decisions on programs like Meals on Wheels. That’s according to President Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney.

“We can’t spend money on programs just because they sound good, and great. Meals on Wheels sounds great,” he says.

The President’s budget would cut all $3 billion from the grant program that funds Meals on Wheels. Mary Schaefer, Executive Director of Mid-East Area Agency on Aging says the cuts would greatly impact the organization.

“If we were cut $100 thousand, that would amount to about 12,200 meals and about forty to fifty people could lose their meals,” she says.

But she says it’s not all about food. They do safety checks while delivering dinner.

“It could be that someone has fallen and nobody checks on them until the meal delivery comes, and we have literally saved lives through that,” she says.

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