Monterey, CA Meals On Wheels Will Take A Huge Hit Under Trump Budget Planby Richard Kuehn on 03/19/17
Meals on Wheels will take a major hit if President Trump’s new budget plan becomes a reality. He is asking for a cut of $6.2 billion from the Department of Housing and Urban Development budget, $3 billion of which goes to the Community Development Block Grant program (which would be shut down under the proposed Trump budget). It provides money for a variety of community development and anti-poverty programs, including Meals on Wheels. Time Magazine reports that if Trump’s budget goes through, Meals on Wheels would no longer get any government funding starting in October of 2018. Meals on Wheels would become completely supported by private donations and would likely have to shrink its programs significantly.