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Trump budget cuts Meals on Wheels

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What about food stamps?  Don't they qualify for them?

 

Meals on wheels delivers cooked meals to old folks who aren't able to get around. 

 

Believe it or not, many octogenarians can't drive, can't get on public transport and can't walk very far let alone carry groceries. They are dependent on family and other caretakers for basic necessities. Meals on wheels provides them a hot meal and a check-in by a person once a day. 

 

These folks also typically do qualify for "food stamps" (btw, it hasn't been called "food stamps" for years, it is called SNAP and it's not stamps, but rather a special kind of debit card that is topped off monthly). 

 

Such services do serve to keep old people independent and and away from [very expensive] subsidized long-term nursing homes. 

 

Taking away the safety net of meals on wheels will hasten death and reliance on nursing homes.

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http://addictinginfo.org/2017/03/18/trump-voter-shocked-that-hes-gutting-meals-on-wheels-the-rest-of-us-arent-video/

Preast has been wheelchair-bound since she had a stroke two years ago and relies on Meals on Wheels for food. But now that it’s not just about building a wall and getting all those damn Muslims out of the country, now that **** is getting real, Preast is realizing she may have made a mistake.

 
Are you surprised?” CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller asked Preast about the cuts to the Meals on Wheels program.
 
“Yeah,” Preast said. “Because he was told ― I was under the influence that he was going to help us.”

 

 

They just didn't listen.

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Meals on wheels delivers cooked meals to old folks who aren't able to get around. 

 

Believe it or not, many octogenarians can't drive, can't get on public transport and can't walk very far let alone carry groceries. They are dependent on family and other caretakers for basic necessities. Meals on wheels provides them a hot meal and a check-in by a person once a day. 

 

These folks also typically do qualify for "food stamps" (btw, it hasn't been called "food stamps" for years, it is called SNAP and it's not stamps, but rather a special kind of debit card that is topped off monthly). 

 

Such services do serve to keep old people independent and and away from [very expensive] subsidized long-term nursing homes. 

 

Taking away the safety net of meals on wheels will hasten death and reliance on nursing homes.

 

And all that can continue without the government.

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And all that can continue without the government.

 

 

Again, you leftists can go get a job, and then support all these groups from your own money.

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They probably would except that most are homeless and therefore have no address so cannot get food stamps.

Hi mrsmlh. I have no direct experience, but my mom in law was big into meals on wheels as a volunteer. In her case she would work with a local food pantry that supplied the food gifted thru charitable donations and food drives. 

 

I have been involved with getting food and clothing to people in tents in the woods, but meals on wheels doesn't typically deal with people that have no address. My MIL had a set list of addresses where older folk lived, but I don't remember any homeless. 

 

I just don't remember, and maybe I missed it, Federal Gov involvement at the ground level.

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Hi mrsmlh. I have no direct experience, but my mom in law was big into meals on wheels as a volunteer. In her case she would work with a local food pantry that supplied the food gifted thru charitable donations and food drives. 

 

I have been involved with getting food and clothing to people in tents in the woods, but meals on wheels doesn't typically deal with people that have no address. My MIL had a set list of addresses where older folk lived, but I don't remember any homeless. 

 

I just don't remember, and maybe I missed it, Federal Gov involvement at the ground level.

 

You are correct.  I mixed 2 different scenarios, sorry.  The church program where I volunteer does not require addresses and we have quite a few vets some of whom are homeless.  There were actually several people living in tents in the woods by my house until some neighbors complained and the cops made them leave.  My husband took them food and blankets once.

 The Fed money goes to supplement what is donated.  The church program I volunteer at used to get some state money to help supplement the food that is donated.  I'm not sure if the Fed money goes directly to MoW or to the states and they give it to MoW.

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What is your favorite charity?

Judging by his postings, I doubt that he has a single charitable bone in his body.

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Oh my . . . who the heck wants to cut Meals on Wheels?  By 35 percent?  Really?  And the lame excuse given by Budget Director, that MOW doesn't "show results?"  What the heck does that even mean?   What type of results is it supposed to show other than feeding the homebound elderly?

 

 

Fake news.

 

The portion of their funding that comes from community development block grants is miniscule and closer to 3.5 percent.

 

 

The portion of the MOW subsidiaries' funding that comes from HHS's Community  Development Block Grants is 35 percent.  The overall proposed budget cut to HHS as a whole is 16 percent.  

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Meals on Wheels explained in a clarifying statement that their 5,000 local, community-based programs receive 35% of their total funding from the federal government through the Older Americans Act, and that some local chapters also receive funding from the Community Development Block Grant.

 

All in all, some local Meals on Wheels groups will likely have to make up revenue shortfalls through alternative sources or cut back on their services if funding cuts are made to the CDBG program and HHS, but the national Meals on Wheels program itself won’t be shut down.

 

Let's see how this plays out before having a meltdown, shall we?  I can't believe that even Trump would cut funding that feeds our elderly.

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Meals on Wheels explained in a clarifying statement that their 5,000 local, community-based programs receive 35% of their total funding from the federal government through the Older Americans Act, and that some local chapters also receive funding from the Community Development Block Grant.

 

All in all, some local Meals on Wheels groups will likely have to make up revenue shortfalls through alternative sources or cut back on their services if funding cuts are made to the CDBG program and HHS, but the national Meals on Wheels program itself won’t be shut down.

 

Let's see how this plays out before having a meltdown, shall we?  I can't believe that even Trump would cut funding that feeds our elderly.

Why not? Serious question.

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Because MoW feeds about 500,000 veterans.  I know a lot of veterans who come to the food pantry I volunteer at because the government doesn't help them.  So it is you are uninformed about what your government does and doesn't do.

 

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

The irony lies in the fact that Trump is making a big deal about increasing funding for the VA. Yet cutting a service that helps so many vets. Which if the VA was doing its job in the first place wouldn't have to use Meals on Wheels.

 

But what do you expect from a scumbag like Trump that weaseled out of service. Four because he was in college and one for bad feet. Yah right.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/us/politics/donald-trump-draft-record.html?_r=0

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But what do you expect from a scumbag like Trump that weaseled out of service. Four because he was in college and one for bad feet. Yah right.

 

But...but...but he was such a self-proclaimed *star* athlete!  :rolleyes:

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But...but...but he was such a self-proclaimed *star* athlete!  :rolleyes:

 

Just a pigment of his imagination. Deliberate misquote.

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For anyone interested:

 

Did President Trump Announce Plans to End the 'Meals on Wheels' Program?

 

http://www.snopes.com/trump-meals-on-wheels/

Funding will be cut.

 

What's so sad is these cuts, like the cuts to Public Broadcasting and NEA, are chump change relative to the overall budget.

 

Just pure vindictiveness. Horrible.

 

Who needs art? Who needs NPR? Who needs Sesame Street? Who needs Meals on Wheels?

 

On the plus side, this budget increases subsidies to big oil.

 

Makes you proud to be an American.

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Meals on Wheels explained in a clarifying statement that their 5,000 local, community-based programs receive 35% of their total funding from the federal government through the Older Americans Act, and that some local chapters also receive funding from the Community Development Block Grant.

 

All in all, some local Meals on Wheels groups will likely have to make up revenue shortfalls through alternative sources or cut back on their services if funding cuts are made to the CDBG program and HHS, but the national Meals on Wheels program itself won’t be shut down.

 

Let's see how this plays out before having a meltdown, shall we? I can't believe that even Trump would cut funding that feeds our elderly.

Did you see the press briefing from Trump's budget head?

 

Horrifying. Can't justify the block grants for MOW or school breakfast for poverty heavy school districts.

 

He actually said that providing meals to kids who don't have breakfast hasn't been proven to show good results. Think about that.

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Funding will be cut.

 

What's so sad is these cuts, like the cuts to Public Broadcasting and NEA, are chump change relative to the overall budget.

 

Just pure vindictiveness. Horrible.

 

Who needs art? Who needs NPR? Who needs Sesame Street? Who needs Meals on Wheels?

 

On the plus side, this budget increases subsidies to big oil.

 

Makes you proud to be an American.

 

I think you are giving him too much credit.

 

Vindictiveness is a strong desire to get back at someone. People who hold grudges and seek revenge are full of vindictiveness. If someone steps on your toe, and you put on boots to stomp back, you're full of vindictiveness.

That would mean that he would have had to acknowledge the existence of the unwashed
and the un-rich

 

His thinking is that if it doesn't make money for his bud's, oil, weapons manufacturers etc. it is useless and worthless in Trump-world. And of no use to him....so why give funding?

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more fake news,

Meals on Wheels derives only 3.3% of their operating expenses  from the federal government.

This  could easily be made up from other sources ( say all these idiots protesting and the Hollywooders contribute a few bucks to actually accomplish some good)

 

But, hey, no one wants to  lose federal funds not even a dime, so you cut the most apple pie program  so to get everyone riled up and blame Trump.

Shouldn't be a function  of the federal  government in the first place.

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Meals on Wheels explained in a clarifying statement that their 5,000 local, community-based programs receive 35% of their total funding from the federal government through the Older Americans Act, and that some local chapters also receive funding from the Community Development Block Grant.

 

All in all, some local Meals on Wheels groups will likely have to make up revenue shortfalls through alternative sources or cut back on their services if funding cuts are made to the CDBG program and HHS, but the national Meals on Wheels program itself won’t be shut down.

 

Let's see how this plays out before having a meltdown, shall we?  I can't believe that even Trump would cut funding that feeds our elderly.

Bull.  He has zero empathy for the poor and working class.  

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Again, you leftists can go get a job, and then support all these groups from your own money.

Most of us do have very good jobs and give far more to charity (and the Govt) than you do.

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The Left, fooled again by Fake News.

 

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.

 

 

Forget the wingnutter spin and leftist lies - look at the actual Meals On Wheels financial statement: http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/docs/default-source/financials/meals-on-wheels-america-audited-financial-statements-2015.pdf?sfvrsn=2

 

Trump Derangement Syndrome strikes again!  Love it!

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