Tester Announces $1.2 Million In Funding For Senior Nutrition In Montana
U.S. Senator Jon Tester has announced that Montana will receive $1.2 million to support senior nutrition, including $400,000 for congregate meals and $800,000 for home meals.
“Too many Montana seniors are unable to go to the grocery store for fear of contracting the virus, or unable to get to one at all because they live too far, or don’t have transportation. So this funding could not have come sooner as many of our seniors have been left wondering where their next meal is going to come from, or how they are going to get food on the table safely. As this crisis continues, it’s critical that we keep strengthening programs that will help older Montanans stay healthy and comfortable.”
This funding comes from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living and was authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act — which Tester voted in favor of last week.