LOS ANGELES - Help is being sent to senior citizens feeling food insecurities during this pandemic.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a new initiative known as Emergency Senior Meals. The program will send 10 meals a week to more than 12,000 homebound seniors living in the city of Los Angeles.
“This pandemic is causing stress to the population and pushing more seniors into food insecurity and our offices heard from so many people who relied on this service are now struggling to secure food on a regular basis. These are our grandparents and parents our friends and neighbors,” Garcetti stated during his daily press briefing Wednesday.
He says prior to this pandemic the city was feeding over 5,000 seniors a meal a day. But with the new program that number will more than double to 12,000 plus seniors.
There are only two requirements to be part of the program: participants must be 60 years or older and must live in the city of L.A.
Seniors can register for the program beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday by calling 213-263-5226.