Patrick’s budget would cut senior meals

Decry plan for cut in food program

Over fish sticks, rice pilaf, steamed vegetables, and diced pineapple, John Malia, 75, performed his usual routine last Wednesday: With his thickest impression of a Boston accent, he recited jokes from the comics section of the newspaper, prompting laughter from his fellow diners.

Marian LeFoy, a chatty 89-year-old with short white hair and a walker, said that these weekday lunches, subsidized by the state’s Elderly Nutrition Program, are the highlight of her day.

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