They told us we had to stop allowing refugees into the county because “we need to take care of our veterans first.” Then they cut the Meals on Wheels program that feeds half a million elderly veterans. We just didn’t realize they meant “take care of” in the same sense that a Mafia don does when he says “We need to take care of that guy.”
The real impact of sequester is that our programs don’t have the ability to expand to meet the growing need.
Meals on Wheels Association of America President and CEO Ellie Hollander • Discussing the effects that sequestration have had on the Meals on Wheels program’s ability to offer hot foods to senior citizens. Such programs are being forced to cut as many as 364 meals per week, on average, due to federal cuts.
Trumperdinck’s budget plan cuts Meals on Wheels and school lunches because these programs “aren’t showing any results.”
“Compassionate conservative” logic is like, “We just fed you yesterday. What do you mean you’re hungry again? How long are you going to sit around the retirement home, grandpa? When are these kindergarteners going to get jobs and start earning their keep?”
This week we delivered another 48 lbs of fresh produce (Broccoli – 22 lbs, Cauliflower - 26 lbs) to the FeedMore‘s Meals on Wheels Serving Central VA & Central Virginia Food Bank. This means we’ve grown, harvested & delivered 9,178 lbs of fresh vegetables this season. Only 822 lbs to go to meet our 10,000-pound goal. Think we can make it?
The average cost of a one-month nursing home stay is equivalent to providing home-delivered meals five days a week for approximately seven years,” one of the studies in the analysis found. How’s that for “results”?
Christopher Ingraham citing a systematic review of evidence of home-delivered meals–Meals on Wheels–by Huichen Zhu and Ruopeng an in The Washington Post. Meals on Wheels is ‘not showing any results’ only if you ignore all these results