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Stranded by the State - Episode 4 / Meals on Wheels
Seniors are the fastest growing population in the country, and more than half are "economically insecure.” The Illinois budget crisis has led to deep cuts to programs supporting them—including Meals on Wheels—hurting scores of seniors living in poverty. Set in the former manufacturing town of Alton, Illinois, this episode follows one such Meals on Wheels program as it struggles to keep serving its community.