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    Meals on Wheels

    I've been reading some weeping and gnashing of teeth about the poor folks who will die if Meals on Wheels loses federal funding. Years ago, I broke my leg in five places at my knee. I lived with my dog and had no family in town. I could have prevailed on neighbors but chose Meals on Wheels. It wasn't free but it was reasonable and I got one fairly good meal a day. The rest of the day I made do with quick sandwiches, oatmeal, and beef jerking.

    A little over in to my coalescence Meals on Wheels got a new cook. She was a vegan. I started getting a lot of tofu. I cancelled Meals on Wheels and arranged for the truck stop up the road to deliver chicken fried steaks or chiliburger once a day.

    I appreciated Meals on Wheels but in my experience it wasn't a life or death welfare program.

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    Of course it isn't and today, there are various ways for a housebound person (elderly or diabled) to receive meals from 'outside'.

    The left's ranting about the allegedly dire consequences of cutting the Meals On Wheels program are greatly exaggerated and, as usual, done in the hope it will stir emotions and cause the GOP to renege on the provision in the AHCA.

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    It's a good program but most of the funds come from the state or county they live in. My 90 something grandma my moms mom she lived in a rural area and delivered her a meal once a day. I think they did that the last years of her life when she had a hard time getting around. But cutting federal funds wouldn't have messed up her getting help. She has been gone for years died at 98 and moms gone too so I have no idea if mom paid for them to come out or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Scott View Post
    Of course it isn't and today, there are various ways for a housebound person (elderly or diabled) to receive meals from 'outside'.

    The left's ranting about the allegedly dire consequences of cutting the Meals On Wheels program are greatly exaggerated and, as usual, done in the hope it will stir emotions and cause the GOP to renege on the provision in the AHCA.

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    My mother had Meals on Wheels for a time.

    It was...okay. Not good.

    Schwann's was actually better; and she could get easy-to-prepare stuff from them. So she got by, in the end, without the meals program.

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    Idiotic lefties are going nuts with this story. Damn, they're stupid!

    Meals on Wheels is the crappiest, nastiest garbage on earth. One of my neighbors gets it and she tosses most of it. It's horrendous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickt View Post
    I've been reading some weeping and gnashing of teeth about the poor folks who will die if Meals on Wheels loses federal funding. Years ago, I broke my leg in five places at my knee. I lived with my dog and had no family in town. I could have prevailed on neighbors but chose Meals on Wheels. It wasn't free but it was reasonable and I got one fairly good meal a day. The rest of the day I made do with quick sandwiches, oatmeal, and beef jerking.

    A little over in to my coalescence Meals on Wheels got a new cook. She was a vegan. I started getting a lot of tofu. I cancelled Meals on Wheels and arranged for the truck stop up the road to deliver chicken fried steaks or chiliburger once a day.

    I appreciated Meals on Wheels but in my experience it wasn't a life or death welfare program.
    Glad that it worked for you when it did, but how about a better attempt at posting a valid thread starter on the subject ?

    For Chrissakes, you sound like a RAT !! I chose a CNN article on it, as although their headline is sensational, even they have to admit that the actual proposed cuts would only affect 3% of the MOW funding !!

    Meals on Wheels could take funding hit in Trump budget

    About 3% of the budget for Meals on Wheels' national office comes from government grants (84%
    comes from individual contributions and grants from corporations and foundations), but the national association provides support and representation for a larger network of 5,000 independently operated local groups, Bertolette said.
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/16/politics/meals-on-wheels-trump-budget-blueprint/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    Glad that it worked for you when it did, but how about a better attempt at posting a valid thread starter on the subject ?

    For Chrissakes, you sound like a RAT !! I chose a CNN article on it, as although their headline is sensational, even they have to admit that the actual proposed cuts would only affect 3% of the MOW funding !!

    Meals on Wheels could take funding hit in Trump budget

    About 3% of the budget for Meals on Wheels' national office comes from government grants (84%
    comes from individual contributions and grants from corporations and foundations), but the national association provides support and representation for a larger network of 5,000 independently operated local groups, Bertolette said.
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/16/politics/meals-on-wheels-trump-budget-blueprint/
    You have no idea how upset I am that you didn't like my post. I'm shocked you responded. You sound like...no, I'm not a liberal so I won't go there.

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    I volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels for a time. The meals were not what I'd call "hearty," to put it nicely. The best part of the program is that someone stopped by, checking up on people on a regular basis, seeing if they were okay. Even teaching old men how to fold a fitted sheet sometimes! lol

    But no, no one is going to starve w/a 3% federal budget cut.

    *P.S. I quit because the woman who recruited me, one the best ladies you ever want to know, got shafted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2cent View Post
    I volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels for a time. The meals were not what I'd call "hearty," to put it nicely. The best part of the program is that someone stopped by, checking up on people on a regular basis, seeing if they were okay. Even teaching old men how to fold a fitted sheet sometimes! lol

    But no, no one is going to starve w/a 3% federal budget cut.

    *P.S. I quit because the woman who recruited me, one the best ladies you ever want to know, got shafted.

    Having fed old people, lived around old people, and spent quite a bit of time in a couple of nursing homes...I can tell you, that elderly appetites are about the size of those servings. And apart from that, people who use Meals on Wheels are not active types...obviously.

    Their calorie needs are not high; their body metabolism is not high; and often they just pick at their food. Low metabolism and depression.

    So there's really no point in providing heaping helpings. The important thing is that they get three or more meals a day...small meals, but meals. When you're elderly, depressed and shut in, you might just start missing meals, not caring, and that's when medical problems really set in.
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