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Meals on Wheels on federal chopping block

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah-based Senior Citizens Inc. is bracing for cuts to its Meals on Wheels program once federal budget sequestration is enacted.

"It's going to have a profound effect," said Patti Lyons, executive director of Senior Citizens Inc.  "I mean, we have already got more than 400 people on the waiting list who need to be fed and the thought that we may have to stop feeding some people that are already being fed and being taken care of is a travesty."

Senior Citizens Inc. serves more than 20,000 people over four counties. Besides home delivery, the organization's Meals on Wheels program also provides group meals at about 20 Chatham County senior centers five days a week.

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