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Budget cuts may be in store for local Meals on Wheels program

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GRAND FORKS -- Each day about a hundred meals are delivered to hungry seniors in Grand Forks, but federal funding for the program may be in jeopardy.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp worked as a volunteer on a Meals on Wheels route Friday morning dropping off lunch to homes.

The senator was in town to talk with the senior center's managers about community needs.

She says federal dollars for the program could be slashed when the new budget comes out later this month.

"Well we don't know what's going to happen with this budget yet, and that's why it's really important to highlight the value of these programs moving forward," said Sen. Heitkamp.

According to Meals on Wheels, one in six seniors struggles with hunger nationwide.