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On Thursday's , host Seth Meyers laid into President Donald Trump's proposal to cut funding for the Community Development Block Grant program, which has provided assistance to Meals on Wheels, federal grants go toward about 3 percent of the meal program's national office budget. 

"Meals on Wheels?" asked an incredulous Meyers. "How dead inside do you have to be to not want old people to get food?"

"Old people voted for you ... They believed you when you said you care about them. There's nothing more low-life than lying to the elderly."

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Seth Meyers rips Donald Trump for proposed Meals on Wheels budget cuts

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On Thursday's , host Seth Meyers laid into President Donald Trump's proposal to cut funding for the Community Development Block Grant program, which has provided assistance to Meals on Wheels, federal grants go toward about 3 percent of the meal program's national office budget. 

"Meals on Wheels?" asked an incredulous Meyers. "How dead inside do you have to be to not want old people to get food?"

"Old people voted for you ... They believed you when you said you care about them. There's nothing more low-life than lying to the elderly."

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What it's like to volunteer for Meals on Wheels, a group that feeds seniors and would shutter under Trump's budget
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I still have vivid memories of those Thursdays when I was 6 and I'd hop into the backseat of my grandparents' Buick, destined for the Salvation Army in Camden, New Jersey.
We were there to pick up hot meals packed in aluminum trays, which we'd in turn stuff into big, insulated bags and hand-deliver to hungry seniors in the area.
That was just a small fraction of the people served by Meals on Wheels , a group that currently feeds 2 million people each year. But it was obviously important to those whose doorbells we rang. Many of them lived alone, and most said we were the only people they saw that day. 
If the new federal budget proposed by President Trump gets approved, the budget cuts could threaten Meals on Wheels' very existence by draining its funding. People who rely on the program for companionship and nutrition would be forced to find other options.
Here's what Meals on Wheels — a program founded on the gift of sustenance — is all about.
Borrowing from a similar model in the UK, Meals on Wheels America started in 1974 under a basic assumption: People may prefer independence, but not everyone has the means to cook for themselves — so feed them. Wikimedia Commons
Source: Meals on Wheels

Today, the program has ballooned to include more than 5,000 groups supporting senior nutrition. Research has found a number of benefits from the program, including better diets, nutrient intake, socialization, and overall quality of life. Wikimedia Commons
Source: The Washington Post

The program itself is fairly straightforward. Local community organizations prepare hot food or package frozen meals that volunteers pick up for delivery. That food then ends up in the hands of seniors who need it. Wikimedia Commons
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