Meals on wheels says budget crisis puts them in jeopardy
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