CBS19: GOP considering changes to Meals on Wheels has Spanberger releasing a survey

CBS19, ALEXIA WILLIAMS

One of the programs that would be cut in the GOP’s debt limit plan is Meals on Wheels, which delivers meals to homebound seniors and disabled people.

In response to the proposal, Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-7th) released a survey on Monday on how this could impact seniors in Virginia.

Meals on Wheels started in 1954, but the Republican proposal wants to raise the age limit for adults who must be working in order to receive federal food aid.

According to a statement from Spanberger, this proposal of “shortsighted, ill-advised cuts to Meals on Wheels threaten a program with a track record of success throughout Virginia.”

With roughly two million meals delivered to a senior’s home in Virginia every year, this short survey encourages seniors in Virginia to share their stories, and how this change could impact the way they get their next meal.

To complete the survey, click here.

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