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Albany County executive tries to ease fears of 'Meals on Wheels' cuts

March 20, 2017 01:31 PM

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy is addressing growing concerns about possible federal funding cuts to the "Meals on Wheels" program.

McCoy spoke about the issue Monday morning at the Senior Services kitchen, where those local meals are prepared.

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He says many seniors have expressed concern that their meals could be in jeopardy. McCoy says for now, they are not because of how the program is funded in this state.

"Our funding comes from other entities through federal grants and other areas. So we're not at loss of losing our 'Meals on Wheels' program. I say 'yet' though. I say 'yet,'" he noted.

McCoy says he plans to travel to Washington this week to lobby against the proposed cuts.

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