A message from Seniors First President/CEO Marsha L. Lorenz

The budget proposal put forth by the President in May includes cuts to the current funding levels for the Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program, which includes funding to Meals on Wheels and Neighborhood Lunch Programs. It also calls for the elimination of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that supports these programs. Cuts of any kind will Read more

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Marsha L. Lorenz
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The Facts

  • 1 in 6 seniors struggle with hunger and may not know where their next meal will come from.
  • That translates to over 16,000 seniors in Orange County alone.
  • Meals on Wheels clients report improved health, feel safer and more secure and say it enables them to remain in their own homes where they prefer to be.
  • Meals on Wheels can provide a senior with healthy meals for one year for roughly the same cost as a 1 day hospital stay.
  • $60 provides a home bound senior with 5 full days of nutritious meals.
  • 2 out of 3 people who get Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are children, seniors and people with disabilities who can’t work.  The proposed $193 billion cut nationally over ten years would mean tens of millions of meals lost in Central Florida.

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