Brocker.Org: What it is really like to volunteer for Meals on Wheels, a group that feeds seniors and would shutter under Trump’s spending plan


A Meals on Wheels shipping in Lafayette, NJ.John Moore/Getty PhotographsI continue to have vivid reminiscences of all those Thursdays when I was 6 and I might hop into the backseat of my grandparents’ Buick, destined for the Salvation Army in Camden, New Jersey.

We were being there to decide up sizzling foods packed in aluminum trays, which we’d in turn stuff into massive, insulated baggage and hand-provide to hungry seniors in the area.

That was just a compact fraction of the people today served by Meals on Wheels, a group that currently feeds two million people today each year. But it was of course significant to all those whose doorbells we rang. A lot of of them lived by yourself, and most mentioned we were being the only people today they saw that working day. 

If the new federal spending plan proposed by President Trump receives authorised, the spending plan cuts could threaten Meals on Wheels’ very existence by draining its funding. Folks who depend on the method for companionship and nourishment would be compelled to come across other options.

Here is what Meals on Wheels — a method established on the present of sustenance — is all about.