While it's not enough to save Friday service, the Senior Services Plus Meals on Wheels program has received a $10,000 grant from Ameren Illinois. SSP Executive Director Jonathan Becker tells The Big Z this is good news in tough financial times.
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Ameren Spokesman Brian Bretsch tells The Big Z the utility is able to offer the grant through it's charity arm.
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Less than a month ago, Senior Services Plus made cuts due to the lack of funding from the state. Becker says Illinois currently owes SSP over $1.5-million. In addition to cuts to the Meals on Wheels program, Becker says this shortfall has resulted in the complete shut-down of its transportation service.