Could Meals On Wheels Really Lose Funding? Yes, But It’s Hard To Say How Much

by Maria Godoy

Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program. (Photo:  Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images)

Meals on Wheels, you see, isn’t a federal program. It’s a network of thousands of independently run groups that receive varying amounts of government aid – or none at all. Together, they deliver hot meals to 2.4 million seniors each year. Some of these programs get federal funding, but how that will be affected is still unclear.

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