Nutrition Program Cut in Governor's 2013 Budget

posted Jan 27, 2012, 12:53 PM by Frank Baskin   [ updated Jan 27, 2012, 1:03 PM ]

Gov. Patrick's budget cuts the elder nutrition prog.  by $1.5 million-from the FY 2012 level of $6.325 million, to $4.81 million...FOR MORE CLICK TITLE...  in FY 2013. This would leave the elder nutrition item funding for 2013 lower than it was 7 years ago in 2006 under Governor Mitt Romney, at $5.237 million.


According to Mass Home Care, the loss of funding will cut nearly a quarter of a million meals in 2013. Total meals served under this line item to seniors will plummet from 996,000 meals in 2012, to 754,000 meals in 2013---a loss of 242,000 fewer meals.