Trump’s proposed cuts to Meals on Wheels would hurt veterans

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Sweeping cuts being proposed by the Trump administration could impact Meals on Wheels, a program that helps feed the poor and elderly, including many veterans.

“Meals on Wheels serves 500,000 veterans each year. Any cuts to Meals on Wheels funding could cause programs to start waiting lists and cut back on the number of meals served,” said Jenny Bertolette, a spokesperson for Meals on Wheels. “This would no doubt effect veteran recipients in states that use those block grants to support Meals on Wheels.”

The proposed cuts include roughly $3 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which funds Meals on Wheels and other programs, according to the New York Times.

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