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Young Harris, GA

#1 May 6, 2013
It appears that seniors who depend on Meals on Wheels is due for a cut back or outright elimination which is a shame because itís such a big part of what the senior center does here. The transportation service also faces the ax as may the state contribution to the Food Pantry which helps over 300 families a week!

http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/06/news/economy/...

There simply isn't enough to fill Atlanta's needs and our's too, so I guess the people here will have to go without.
Concerned Citizen

Young Harris, GA

#2 May 6, 2013
The local food pantry is funded from private citizens & area churches & even though it will be affected by the USDA cuts through which they gain access to reduced priced thru the NE GA Food Bank in Athens it will not affect the funding. It will however cost more to purchase the food to distribute thru regular retail.
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It appears that seniors who depend on Meals on Wheels is due for a cut back or outright elimination which is a shame because itís such a big part of what the senior center does here. The transportation service also faces the ax as may the state contribution to the Food Pantry which helps over 300 families a week!
http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/06/news/economy/...
There simply isn't enough to fill Atlanta's needs and our's too, so I guess the people here will have to go without.
for discussion

Young Harris, GA

#3 May 6, 2013
Concerned Citizen wrote:
The local food pantry is funded from private citizens & area churches & even though it will be affected by the USDA cuts through which they gain access to reduced priced thru the NE GA Food Bank in Athens it will not affect the funding. It will however cost more to purchase the food to distribute thru regular retail.
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That's good to know. It's one of the best, if not the best, social program I have ever witnessed.
Mengele

United States

#4 May 6, 2013
So sad....lol....A bunch of worthless white trash will have to spend their CHECKS on food instead of beer and lottery tickets....F them
Revelation

United States

#5 May 6, 2013
Far to many depend on govt handouts instead of working.....Someone to sorry to work is to sorry to eat....per my SAVIOUR....The Lord Jesus Christ.
Betty and Bob Pruitt

Young Harris, GA

#6 May 7, 2013
Revelation wrote:
Far to many depend on govt handouts instead of working.....Someone to sorry to work is to sorry to eat....per my SAVIOUR....The Lord Jesus Christ.
This person is one good reason why more people are increasingly wary of those claiming to be Christians.
Betty and Bob Pruitt

Young Harris, GA

#7 May 7, 2013
Unemployment and under-employment in Towns County is estimated by DOL to be between 25 and 35%.
Probably

Adel, GA

#8 May 7, 2013
Betty and Bob Pruitt wrote:
Unemployment and under-employment in Towns County is estimated by DOL to be between 25 and 35%.
And I bet you two retired people voted for Bill Kendall who has no plan for economic growth, jobs or anything else that might stabilize the economy in this area. Until you people wake up and face the truth the corrupt small minded elected officials in this County will continue to lead you sheep to slaughter.
Probably

Adel, GA

#9 May 7, 2013
Betty and Bob Pruitt wrote:
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This person is one good reason why more people are increasingly wary of those claiming to be Christians.
I am wary of anyone claiming to be a Christian. A persons belief should be a private matter. Those who thump their bible publicly are the biggest hypocrites I know.
Because

Braselton, GA

#10 May 7, 2013
I personally saw a lady, doctor's wife, receive meals on wheels. They lived in a high rise penthouse. Someone explain this one.
Betty and Bob Pruitt

Young Harris, GA

#11 May 7, 2013
Probably wrote:
<quoted text>And I bet you two retired people voted for Bill Kendall who has no plan for economic growth, jobs or anything else that might stabilize the economy in this area. Until you people wake up and face the truth the corrupt small minded elected officials in this County will continue to lead you sheep to slaughter.
My husband and I didn't cast our votes for either man in the last election. Mr. Kendall has failed and the other man, I can't recall his name at the moment, in the times I met him or heard him speak, didn't seem aware of issues or problems facing the county nor did he have a vision for progress.

I deeply resent you blaming those of us who are retired for the situation here. We turned over the reins of political leadership to you years ago but apparently you haven't accepted the responsibility as you should.
mountain lover

Dawsonville, GA

#12 May 7, 2013
Mengele wrote:
So sad....lol....A bunch of worthless white trash will have to spend their CHECKS on food instead of beer and lottery tickets....F them
You worthless piece of s%#@ some days this is yhe only person some of these folks get to see!! Shame on you!Your Mother raised a FOOL!
wow

Phenix City, AL

#13 May 7, 2013
I cannot believe some of the cruel comments I read here today.
Why

Hiawassee, GA

#14 May 7, 2013
wow wrote:
I cannot believe some of the cruel comments I read here today.
Why not, Dumbo? You're the author of all this demented crap.
Comment

Young Harris, GA

#15 May 7, 2013
Because wrote:
I personally saw a lady, doctor's wife, receive meals on wheels. They lived in a high rise penthouse. Someone explain this one.
Easy enough. You're a liar!
wow

Phenix City, AL

#16 May 7, 2013
Why wrote:
<quoted text>Why not, Dumbo? You're the author of all this demented crap.
What is it with this "Dumbo" crap all of the time? Seriously? Is resorting to childish name calling and trolling the best you can do? Just about every thread on here ends up with the "Dumbo" insult. It is tedious and very annoying. Get yourself some new material.

Meals On Wheels is an excellent program. We have a lot of elderly people in our community who need and benefit from the service.
Because

Braselton, GA

#17 May 7, 2013
Comment wrote:
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Easy enough. You're a liar!
This was about 20 years ago and I was there when she received the food. It's a fact, believe it or not.
Because

Braselton, GA

#18 May 7, 2013
Anyone over the age of 60, if home bound, can receive meals. Your financial situation is not considered.
wow

Hiawassee, GA

#19 May 7, 2013
Because wrote:
Anyone over the age of 60, if home bound, can receive meals. Your financial situation is not considered.
The elderly who can afford it are expected to pay a small donation. Meals On Wheels allows our elderly to live independently as long as they can.

Meals On Wheels not only delivers daily food, but also daily checks in on people who might otherwise be forgotten.

Y'all can argue over the food bank as much as you care to...,but Meals On Wheels is an excellent program that not only benefits the recipients but the community as a whole. I praise it. I have no problem with my tax dollars going there .
Because

Braselton, GA

#20 May 8, 2013
wow wrote:
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The elderly who can afford it are expected to pay a small donation. Meals On Wheels allows our elderly to live independently as long as they can.
Meals On Wheels not only delivers daily food, but also daily checks in on people who might otherwise be forgotten.
Y'all can argue over the food bank as much as you care to...,but Meals On Wheels is an excellent program that not only benefits the recipients but the community as a whole. I praise it. I have no problem with my tax dollars going there .
Just stating the facts, not cutting iy down.

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