GREENVILLE, Co., S.C. (WSPA) — Meals On Wheels of Greenville could lose about $60,000 in federal funding if Congress approves President Donald Trump’s budget.
The $3 billion Community Development Block Grant that funds the meal delivery programs across the country, is part of $56 million in cuts that Trump is proposing.
Meals on Wheels of Greenville uses federal money to pay for it’s Weekend Frozen Meal Program that feeds senior citizens throughout Greenville County. An official tells 7 News she’s determined to make sure that program stays intact.
“We’re committed to making sure those meals will still be taken care of and still delivered on Friday for those individuals,” said Catriona Carlisle, executive director of Meals on Wheels of Greenville.
The organization delivers about 1,500 meals a day. Spartanburg’s meal delivery program would not be affected by budget cuts because it doesn’t rely on federal funds.
It’s unclear how Anderson County’s Meal On Wheels program could be affected.