Meals on Wheels services are administered by local organizations all over the country and is not a federal program.
Volunteers who deliver meals are trained to make sure clients' electricity is on, they are able to maintain their home and run heating or air conditioning. "I am so happy and thankful because the food supplies are coming at a great time".
She said, "It's not just about the meal we also give them the newspaper, we check on them".
Meals on Wheels goes house-to-house giving senior citizens food and friendship.
Mulvaney's comments Thursday caused consternation at the Capitol and beyond as lawmakers from both parties vowed to protect the program, which serves almost a million meals per day nationwide through a network of more than 5,000 local programs.
Meals on Wheels America says volunteer signups shot up 500 percent in the 24 hours after news of Trump's budget broke, according to the Huffington Post. A provider in Ypsilanti, Mich. - where Trump traveled Wednesday to focus on fuel-economy standards - faces a possible 30 percent funding cut, she said.
Meals on Wheels received 50 times the typical amount of daily donations on Thursday after the White House proposed cuts to some of the program's sources of funding, a spokesperson for the group said. I say "yet" though.
The Trump administration's outlined budget blueprint promises to slash funding across several government departments.
Ham walked the rest of the panel through some of the problems with the community block grant program.
Libarkin delivers meals to people across Lansing every week. "It is one I would never vote to cut even one dollar".
The direct funding for Meals on Wheels programs comes from the Nutrition Service Programs, administered by the Administration on Aging within the Administration for Community Living of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Older Americans Act.
As it turns out, however, this fake budget-cutting story ended up revealing how programs like Meals on Wheels can survive without federal help. But some programs in Albany County, like the Heating Energy Assistance Program, is directly funded by the federal government and is on the chopping block.
But while some in Washington may think the program doesn't work, others clearly do.