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Despite outrage over cuts, federal funds
are fraction of Meals on Wheels budget

Fox News, by Adam Shaw

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 3/18/2017 4:36:42 AM

President Trump´s proposed cuts to the popular "Meals on Wheels" program have prompted dire warnings -- but they appear to ignore the fact that only a fraction of the program´s budget comes from the government. A glance at the program´s 2015 financial statement shows the program brought in just over $7.5 million in funding that year, mainly from corporate and foundation grants making up $5.15 million. Government grants made up just $248,347 of the funding – or 3.3 percent of total funds. Still, Trump´s call to cut the program fed into the outrage Thursday over a multitude of reductions that the president has


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Reply 1 - Posted by: judy, 3/18/2017 6:01:49 AM     (No. 11193477)

Just add whatever the meals on wheels cost to their social security check, it would be cheaper. They do charge individuals for their meals. A lot of the program is volunteers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 3/18/2017 6:43:54 AM     (No. 11193493)

I support Meals on Wheels. Not only because of the food, but the companionship offered by the person doing the delivering. I know many volunteers for this program and it´s a good one. However, there seems to be sufficient financial support from corporations and religious organizations, plus the state contributions. The Feds should get out of it altogether.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MattMusson, 3/18/2017 8:41:03 AM     (No. 11193610)

That is the Problem! Meals on Wheels gets $240k to feed seniors. NEA/NPR get $900 MILLION!

Feeding people vs. Formal Balls for 1 Percenters - Look where the Feds priorities are!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 3/18/2017 8:57:54 AM     (No. 11193630)

I worked in phylanthropy. Meals on Wheels 990 form is on the internet for everybody to see. It is a good charity. They don´t need government money.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ru4us, 3/18/2017 9:40:59 AM     (No. 11193682)

Unlike the whining commies, Conservative "activists" will no doubt step up. The two (other) old geezers with whom I deliver, wrote big checks when the news came. If you have the time, go for a ride-along. It might just be a match for your talents/gifts and the smiles you get from the patrons are priceless.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/18/2017 11:06:04 AM     (No. 11193774)

Meals on Wheels is a good program. Some of the seniors get very sick at home, cannot get out, or prepare their food, so some help is needed occasionally. But we do not need the government, or the unions, which soon follow, or expanding the program to everybody, which soon follows government involvement.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 3/18/2017 11:21:52 AM     (No. 11193790)

The liberal Democrats are reduced to using scare tactics. The reality is there are no cuts going into force now. President Trump submitted his budget proposals to Congress. Sometime in the future it will be the Congress who will decide what the federal budget will be, and if there will then be cuts to certain federal government funded programs. We will have to wait and see.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Judy, 3/18/2017 3:36:29 PM     (No. 11194090)

Do a poll , do you support big bird or meals on wheels?

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