"The cancer doctor gave me the phone number and said that I wasn't eating right, because when you don't have much money, you eat peanut butter sandwiches".
MOWA says that "in the aggregate" local Meals on Wheels programs receive 35 percent of their funding directly from the federal government. It's another example of the phenomenon of "rage fundraising", where the anger and concerns of donors to progressive and anti-poverty causes threatened by President Trump's proposed policies and budget have brought about a fundraising boom.
The White House is defending proposed cuts to popular federal programs, one of those being Meals on Wheels, the popular service that provides food to the elderly, faces a sharp funding cut under Trump's budget proposal, drawing bipartisan criticism.
"Most of the funding for Meals on Wheels comes from states and comes from another federal program".
During March, Meals on Wheels PLUS, will be supporting the nationwide campaign and building awareness by reaching out to their communities and delivering nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to Manatee's seniors all year long. Ebmeier says they serve 500 meals a day to Lincoln's elderly, with the vast majority living in poverty. The CDBG is a federal grant program that uses state money to fund various community and social programs at their discretion.
Meals on Wheels says so.
The reports also claimed that White House budget director Mick Mulvaney had said during a press conference that Meals on Wheels "doesn't work". "We need to see how this plays out".
Trump's budget outline says nothing about this program whatsoever.
Cayman Islands Meals on Wheels was the beneficiary of more than a ton of food, courtesy of the Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association, who raised the goods through their Wheels 4 Meals Ride and food drive. A spokesman for the Office of Management and Budget declined to clarify Mulvaney's remarks in response to queries from HuffPost on Friday and Monday.
"I couldn't go grocery shopping, and couldn't get up and down the stairs", she said. President Trump's budget calls for an 18 percent decrease in funding for the Department of Health and Human Services. "It is one I would never vote to cut even one dollar".