Source: NY Times
Meals on Wheels, a program that delivers meals for seniors in almost every community in the U.S., has upheld its mission to provide various services for individuals who are in need.
Although the new administration’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, has threatened to cut funding for the Community Development Block Grant program – which some states use to fund Meals on Wheels – the program has proven that its services improve the overall quality of life for many Americans.
In 2014, researchers found that Meals on Wheels helped improve people’s diets, increased their nutritional intake, and reduced their food insecurity.
An analysis from 2013 found that if all the U.S. states increased their Meals on Wheels recipients by just 1%, Medicaid would have saved more than $109 million.
Another 2016 study found that Meals on Wheels decreased loneliness among its participants.
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