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Tabitha Fears Reduction of Federal Money For Meals On Wheels Program

Serving more meals than ever to Lincoln's elderly....Tabitha is concerned by potential cuts in federal funding to their Meals on Wheels program.

Tabitha Vice President Joyce Ebmeier tells KLIN News that they are already subsidizing the program by around a half million dollars each year in private donations.

Ebmeier says the Meels on Wheels program serves up so much more than a meal, but also a friendly visit, a wellness check and peace-of-mind for families.

Ebmeier says they rely on federal funding administered thru HHS, which faces an 18 percent cut under President Trump's budget proposal. Ebmeier says they serve 500 meals a day to Lincoln's elderly, with the vast majority living in poverty.