Let's face it, most people don't have to worry about this and wouldn't even need a program such as this.
1. Rich people (or those with modest savings. You don't necessarily have to be rich) don't have to worry about this. They can pay to have food delivered.
2. As Titus Templeton mentioned, those who raised good children (and who's children feel they were good parents. I won't be lifting a finger for my parents once they're too old to take care of themselves)
don't have to worry about this. Their children will provide.
3. Those who are still healthy and strong-willed despite their old age don't have to worry about this. They can go out and get the food themselves.
The only people these cuts affect are those who are poor, childless/homosexual/raised bad children/were bad parents, and the sick/lazy.
As I see it, this is basic free market incentive to be a good parent or to make a good living.
I'd be willing to make SOME allowances for those truly in need though. Everyone receiving the meals on wheels program should receive an audit into everything they ever spent their money on in the past 40 years. Vacations, big TVs, smart phones, jewelry, fancy clothing, restaurants, cable plan, air conditioning, cars, larger than necessary housing, living in an area more expensive than needed etc. Anyone who spent anymore than $100 on these luxuries throughout their entire past 40 years and neglected to consider free markets into their old age deserves what they get. I bet what you'd find out is the vast majority of these people "in need" were living wasteful extravagant lifestyles and now expect us to foot the bill for their poor life decisions.