Last year, the Muskie Center delivered 100,000 meals to seniors and people with disabilities. Now, for the first time, as a result of federal financial funding cuts, seniors in Waterville, Winslow and Vassalboro will have to be on a waiting list to receive Meals on Wheels from the Muskie Center.

An example of people feeling the impact of these cuts is an 84-year-old man who lives alone and has been in the hospital or rehabilitation for five weeks. He is on a waiting list to receive Meals on Wheels and home visits because of federal funding cuts.

Our most vulnerable citizens and neighbors should not be denied something as basic as food to sustain them. People are asked to help bridge this financial deficit so that no one in our area will go without food. The people who are waiting for food will be grateful.

Nancy Aldrich, chairwoman

Muskie Local Advisory Board

Winslow

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