Feeding The Need: Meals On Wheels Grapples With Budget Cuts

September 9, 2013

"With the looming budget cuts...we anticipate having to cut back on our number of units, and probably create a wait list where people will have to wait anywhere from two to six months to get their meals."

Kevin Kelley, Wayne County director of senior and veterans services

Meals on Wheels programs are already struggling to feed needy seniors in Metro Detroit due to budget cuts at the local and federal levels. And more cuts could be coming at the end of the month, with the threat of another budget showdown in Washington. Kevin Kelley is in charge of senior and veterans services for Wayne County. He tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller that, so far, no one’s missing out on meals because of the budget cuts--but that could change.

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