Kuster talks cut to Meals on Wheels in Windham
Congresswoman Annie Kuster, D-NH, chats with area seniors during a stop at the Windham Senior Center Tuesday morning. The congresswoman said she's worried that recent sequestration cuts to social service programs, including Meals on Wheels, could have devastating effects on the lives of Granite State elderly residents. (COURTESY)
Rockingham County Nutrition Executive Director said she and her staff provide hot meals to a dozen different communities in the county most days.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services reports that Rockingham County Nutrition's funding cuts for fiscal year 2014 would result in 1,084 fewer rides to local seniors, 7,770 fewer meals delivered to the homebound and 6,540 fewer meals served at the combined Meals on Wheels locations over the coming year.
"It's not just about food," Perou said. "For some of our homebound clients, we're the only ones who go and visit them; we're the only ones they talk to each day."
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