NCG Advances Issue of Funding for Meals On Wheels in Nevada

In response to public pressure by 'Nevadans for the Common Good' to expand funding for Meals on Wheels in Nevada, Henderson and Boulder City Councils approved resolutions urging the state legislature and Governor Brian Sandoval to increase state funding for the program by $5 million every two years. Already, the Governor has responded by including $1.5 million in his budget proposal for the food program, a +100% increase over current funding levels. Leaders are pushing for more.

The meal delivery program targets vulnerable seniors. At current funding levels, the program is reported to provide more than 300 Henderson seniors +112,000 meals per year. However, a city spokesperson reports that nearly 300 additional seniors are on the waiting list.

"What was the special session (the Legislature) had all about?" asked NCG leader Barbara Paulsen... "We committed $750 million to build a stadium. I think we can give $5 million to feed hungry seniors."

In discussion surrounding the vote, Boulder City Councilmember Duncan McCoy agreed.

Henderson City Council Backs Push to Boost State Funding for Meal Delivery Program, Las Vegas Review-Journal

NonProfit to Push State Legislature to Boost Budget for Meals on Wheels, Las Vegas Review Journal

Council OKs Plan to Become More Financially Sound, Boulder City Review

Henderson City Council Backs Push to Boost State Funding for Meal Delivery Program, Las Vegas Review-Journal

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