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Seniors Could Go Hungry In Passaic County Under Trump's Budget Proposal

Meals On Wheels in Passaic County is threatened under President Trump's budget proposal.
Meals On Wheels in Passaic County is threatened under President Trump's budget proposal. Photo Credit: Twitter

Meals On Wheels and other programs that mostly help low-income senior citizens in Passaic County are at risk under a budget proposed by President Trump, multiple news outlets report.

People's lives are at stake, Passaic County Freeholder Assad Akhter told northjersey.com .

The meal program that f eeds over 1,300 shut-ins in Passaic County alone relies on federal funding from the Community Development Block Grant program.

The CDBG grant in Passaic County also helps low-income residents with heating bills and weatherization.

The federal program was established in 1974 to help state and local governments assist people in needy neighborhoods, the CDBG website says.

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