Cutting 'Meals'

Posted Tuesday, Apr. 09, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Anna M. Tinsley's April 2 article, "Spending cuts may mean lean times at area charity," deserves accolades and a call to anyone with a computer and phone to contact members of Congress to reverse this sequestration against the Meals on Wheels program.

This is a specific service designed to aid and feed the elderly and disabled, some of them members of the "Greatest Generation."

Is this how we reward our seniors and those who served our country to protect our lives and freedom?

Remaining independent in their homes has allowed Meals on Wheels recipients a degree of self-worth.

Should they have to be institutionalized, think about the cost incurred. You can serve a single person a meal a day for one year on what it will cost to take care of them for one day at a nursing facility.

Let's pitch in and help our seniors live free at home.

-- Cynthia Ssekitto, Fort Worth

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