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Food for Lane County funding for Meals on Wheels in jeopardy

More than 60 percent of Food for Lane County's funding is in jeopardy if the national budget is approved. (SBG)

EUGENE, Ore. - In wake of the national proposed budget cuts, Food for Lane County plans to continue to service the elderly even if their funding is slashed.

Organization officials said they are worried about the budget cuts.

More than 60 percent of Food for Lane County's funding is in jeopardy if the national budget is approved.

They said even if their organization's funding is cut, they will still supply Meals on Wheels through fundraising.

The organization already depends on 25 percent of it's budget through crowdfunding.

"If people feel passionate about this," said Karen Edmonds, Food for Lane County Program and Services Director, "if it's something they care about, we encourage people to contact their national elected officials to let them know that senior hunger really is a top priority and to keep it in the budget fully funded."

NBC16 also reached out to Lane Council of Governments. Their elderly programs are facing a similar threat.

They receive more than $20 million in state and federal funding and budget cuts would affect thousands of their clients.

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