Local meals program not hurt
The Grand Coulee/Coulee City meals program will not be affected by any cutbacks due to the sequestering of funds by Congress, Director Myrna Schryvers said Monday.
While the Meals on Wheels program might feel some effect from federal cutbacks, the local program, Grand Coulee Senior Meals, is funded separately.
Schryvers said that the senior program feeds about 55 people daily, a combination of meal delivery and meals served at the senior center.
She said that her program has a suggested donation per meal of $3.25. “We also get a lot of other funding through separate donations,” Schryvers stated.
The program receives some funding from the Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington.
Nationally, the Meals on Wheels program, will suffer severe curtailment, according to news reports.
“We are separate from that and our funding is guaranteed,” Schryvers said, “through the end of 2013.”