Meals On Wheels and other programs that mostly help low-income senior citizens in Passaic County are at risk under a budget proposed by President Trump, multiple news outlets report.
People's lives are at stake, Passaic County Freeholder Assad Akhter told northjersey.com .
The meal program that f eeds over 1,300 shut-ins in Passaic County alone relies on federal funding from the Community Development Block Grant program.
The CDBG grant in Passaic County also helps low-income residents with heating bills and weatherization.
The federal program was established in 1974 to help state and local governments assist people in needy neighborhoods, the CDBG website says.