GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The cupboards, and cubicles are bare at ACSET, the Area Community Services Employment and Training Council.
The agency says it's been forced to end it's program that provides nutritious food for low income senior citizens. ACSET Executive Director Jacob Maas says the program serves 1,300 Kent County households. The first monthly distribution was set to start Wednesday.
"The people who are hardest it are at or below the poverty levels - those individuals who are most in need of the services are directly impacted" Maas said Tuesday.
Marilyn Clare, 65, is one of those people. "It's not good because it's hard to get through."
It's also hard on the eleven ACSET employees who were just laid off. They're missing pay - what Clare thinks congress should do. "We should not be paying them - they're not doing their job - they have not done their job in years and we should not be paying them."