Meals on Wheels

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The Eastern Shore is expected to see cutbacks in the Meals on Wheels program for the elderly. But, this is not the only program that could be affected by the shifting of money in the Maryland state budget. Delmarva Public Radio's Rachel Taylor talked with one organization that works extensively with seniors on the Eastern Shore.

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Many seniors may be seeing some serious cutbacks in the Meals on Wheels program.

The 2016 Maryland Budget has resulted in the Department of Aging changing its formula toward those areas with rising populations of seniors.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Lower Shore is not one of those areas.

That could force MAC which provides assistance to seniors in the counties of Wicomic, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester with a serious financial shortfall of nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

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Ten celebrity chefs are getting together tonight for the First Annual Top Chef of the Culinary Coast competition at the Rehoboth Convention Center.

They will be cooking up a storm and donating the proceeds to benefit the Meals on Wheels program in the Lewes-Rehoboth area.

The competition will highlight food grown on locally owned farms in the region.

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High gas prices are hitting the Meals on Wheels program hard in Salisbury.

Budget cuts have meant fewer meals for only the most desperate cases.

Volunteer Gordon Gladden told WBOC-TV that many times he has paid for his own gas.

He adds that some are finding it hard to keep up with the rising cost of fuel. 

Gladden said that the Rotary Club began delivering Meals on Wheels at least ten years ago.