Meals on Wheels to serve 12,000 fewer meals due to sequestration

You’ve got to be kidding me? The White House is living it large while funding is being cut for Meals on Wheels? I guess this is their version of “let them eat cake”:

WTVD – Meals on Wheels of Wake County will be serving 12,000 less meals this year due to huge federal budget cuts also known as sequestration.

In February, the automatic federal budget cuts kicked in and the impact has been felt across the country.

However, Meals on Wheels of Wake County said it recently received word from the Area Agency on Aging for the Triangle J Council of Governments about their loss in funding.

“Cuts in federal funding means that we must leave qualified participants on a waiting list and potentially cut current clients,” Meals on Wheels Executive Director Alan Winstead said in a press release Monday. “At a time when more people are turning 60, more seniors are living longer, and more seniors are at risk for going hungry, we need more, not fewer, resources to meet the needs of our community.”

Winstead said Meals on Wheels is working hard to draw attention to the serious issue of senior hunger in Wake County and how the problem can be eased with increased public and private funding.


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