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For the mainstream media sending hundreds of millions of tax dollars to support terrorists organizations in the middle east isn’t worth covering. But God forbid Trump dare propose cutting $250K from Meals on Wheels.
A budget move that, if you only listen to what the fake news complex feeds you, would have you believing will shut down the organization and close its doors for good. But is that $250K really going to cripple Meals on Wheels? Is that really the bulk of funding for the organization?
Not even close. In fact, around 3% or less of their funding comes from taxpayers via the federal government. But don’t take my word for it. Take the words sent out directly from Meals on Wheels.
“The nationwide Meals on Wheels network, comprised of 5,000, local, community-based programs, receives 35% of its total funding for the provision of congregate and home-delivered meals from the federal government through the Older Americans Act, administered by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. Other federal funding sources that support Meals on Wheels program operations may include the Community Development Block Grant, Community Services Block Grant or the Social Services Block Grant. In addition, programs rely on contributions from state or local governments, private donations and other resources to cover the rest, demonstrating one of the best examples of a successful public-private partnership. Meals on Wheels America, the largest and oldest national organization representing senior nutrition programs across the country, receives only 3% of its funding from the government, specifically to run the National Research Center on Nutrition and Aging.”
Yep. Meals on Wheels is completely financially sound without the help of the fed. Imagine that. They get grants, of course. But the amount being proposed to be cut is insignificant and won’t harm operations in any meaningful manner. The grants aren’t changed.
And no, Trump’s move to cut down spending anywhere and everywhere possible won’t damage MoW at all.
So the next time you see that silly fake news link on Fakebook or CNN, just give it a thumbs down. Because the claim is absolutely ridiculous.