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Meals on wheels says budget crisis puts them in jeopardy

2 years ago Thursday, November 15, 2012 4:21:15 PM CST November 15, 2012 Thursday, November 15 2012 Nov 15, 2012 in News
Source: WBRZ

Meals on wheels in Baton Rouge says the state budget crisis could put the program in jeopardy.

Last week Governor Jindal denied a $140,000 grant for the agency.

To help keep the service running employees are donating an hour-of pay from their paychecks. The program, which is a department of the Council on Aging, serves more than 1200 free meals for the elderly a day.

Those who receive the meals say they don't want to see it end.

" I don't know what i'd do without them. Cause I don't cook I can't cook. I'm too dangerous," says Gracie McNemar.

To contact Meals on Wheels 225-923-8000

 

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