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Despite concerns about possible funding cuts, the Pike Pioneers Nutrition Centers in Louisiana and Bowling Green continue to serve more than 200 seniors and disabled people four days a week.
“We’re still plugging along,” said center coordinator Diane Redd last week in her Louisiana office.
Two years ago, the centers, funded through the Northeast Area Agency on Aging, suffered a funding cut from the Missouri legislature.
That caused the elimination of Thursday meals for those who get hot lunches at the centers and deliveries to those who are not able to get out of their homes.
“It’s always tight,” Redd said. “Their’s no surplus of employees. When the cook is gone, I’m the cook.”
For the full story, see the April 24 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.