LA County will deliver 3 meals a day to high-risk adults over 60 so they can stay home and safe

Los Angeles County is offering three home-delivered meals a day to qualifying adults over 60 who are deemed high-risk for COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The "Great Plates Delivered" program was implemented to help older adults and adults at high risk from COVID-19 stay home and stay healthy by delivering three nutritious meals a day.

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Individuals may qualify to receive meals if you:

• Meet age requirements:
---- Are 65 or older; OR
---- Are 60-64 and have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 or are at high risk as defined by the CDC
• Living alone or with one other program-eligible adult
• Are not currently receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs, like CalFresh/SNAP or Meals on Wheels
• Are not currently receiving assistance from other
• Earn between $25,520 to $74,940 (single) or between $34,380 to $101,460 (two-person household) a year
• Have difficulty accessing food resources or preparing your own meals
• Live in unincorporated LA County or a city that does not have its own ‘Great Plates Delivered’ program

Residents who wish to enroll with the program are asked to call 211 by phone.

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The program also aims to provide essential economic stimulus to local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. Restaurants looking to participate can fill out an interest form online. If selection criteria are met based on the interest form, LA County will reach out to select restaurants to fill out the official application for the program, which includes additional eligibility requirements.

Click here for more information on the program.