Donald Trump’s proposed budget will eliminate funding for Meals on Wheels, a program that provides meals for the poor, elderly and veterans – the same people that need the help the most, most of which were Trump supporters.
Trump’s proposed cuts include $3 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant program, which includes Meals on Wheels among other housing and community programs.
The budget outlines more than $6 million in cuts for HUD, a 13.2 percent decrease from its current funding.
Meals on Wheels reports that 3 percent of its funding comes from government grants, while 84 percent comes from corporate and foundation grants and individual contributions.
Meals on Wheels, which provides food to individuals who are unable to leave their homes, says it served more than 219 million meals to 2 million seniors in 2015.