"I truly believe we can solve our mandatory spending problem without harming those now dependent on these programs, and I have offered numerous legislative proposals toward that end.I am hopeful that the complete 2018 budget to be delivered in May will include appropriate reforms because until we address this problem head on, discretionary spending will continue to be under severe pressure". "If that's being cut, the program could be at risk ... but it's too early to tell".
Jackson also said there was a huge uptick in volunteer applications and new donors after the presidential election.
The event, which will be held today, March 24 begins at 3 p.m.at Meals on Wheels for WNY Headquarters, 100 James E. Casey Drive, Buffalo.
The organization is trying to enhance its outreach to the community. About 35,000 meals are served monthly in San Diego County, with one-third being in North County.
Audited financial statements for 2015, available on its website, show total revenue of $7,564,588.
Pauline Shillam is a retired school teacher who lives alone and relies on Meals on Wheels to maintain her independence. Further statewide shortfalls could result in additional withholds.
"We're fortunate in Yellowstone County because we have a lot of different funds that go into our Meals on Wheels program", said Executive Director of the Adult Resource Alliance, BeaAnn Melichar.
"We consider the meals program the most critical", Kaye Fair, coordinator for public information, said. She says it is often saving taxpayer money, because many clients - about 67 percent in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area - are below the poverty line, which means many are on Medicare.
Meals are nutritionally balanced for the individual, not the fast-food variety.
Thomas said the non-profit will continue to operate and deliver meals, even if cuts are made. "It's a daily check on that person so it's peace of mind for the family". "There is rarely one funding source".
Last year, Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches delivered 37,000 meals across the county. Care Connection and Food Pantry are two major recipients of allocations approved by the board.
"Service of more than 14,000 older adults in our community". In addition, approximately 1000 meals are served monthly on-site in the cafeteria. Trump has proposed cutting the overall HHS budget by 17.9 percent, but it's not clear whether those cuts would affect the Administration for Community Living, which funds nutrition programs for the elderly, according to the Washington Post. They started getting them about a year ago, after Frances struggled so much with back pain that she no longer could cook. "And if we succeed at that, that'll be great and, if we don't, I look forward to a trial and being exonerated, because I know what I did, and I know the work I do and it has nothing to do with what's alleged".