Budget cuts hit Greater Minn. senior food programs

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Lewiston, Minn. — Driven by federal budget cuts, groups next week will close three dozen of the state’s 502 congregate meal sites. Most of those closing are in Greater Minnesota. The Southeast Minnesota Community Action Agency will shut four of its 57 dining sites on Tuesday, including lunch in Lewiston.

Agencies and individual providers have made alternative arrangements for seniors, including converting many to home-delivered meals, said Jean Wood, executive director of the Minnesota Board on Aging.

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