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Meals on Wheels facing trouble with potential funding cut

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KENNEWICK, WA - Although Meals on Wheels is a popular service that provides food to the elderly, it's facing a sharp funding cut under President Donald Trump's budget proposal.

The president's budget plan is set to make some major cuts, such as $6 billion from housing and urban development...which would include block grants for Meals on Wheels. Reporter Jaclyn Selesky talked with some of our local Meals on Wheels folks to find out how they're preparing for the potential cuts.

Our local volunteers tell NBC Right Now that even a small cut to the program will have a big impact on everyone they provide for.

"It will impact us, but again we recognize that we need resources elsewhere too because we can't control exactly what congress is going to do," said Nick Castorina, board member with Meals on Wheels. "So we're looking to the public and to our sponsors to help us get through this and to keep these people fed."

While people in our local Meals on Wheels program wait to find out about any possible cuts with the Trump budget, they tell us they get most of their funding from the community and other donations. This Saturday is the perfect way to help because it's the first annual Run or Don't Run Fun-Raiser for Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels.

If you're interested in registering, you can click on this link: