Great Plates Delivered Program opens in Menifee

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What could be better as an older adult than sitting down to a chef’s prepared meal at home and knowing they are not only helping themselves, but others in the community as well?

With that in mind, the city of Menifee is teaming up with Riverside County’s Great Plates Delivered Program, a new home-delivery meal service from California. The Great Plates Delivered Program helps qualifying older adults receive three free nutritious meals a day, while boosting the local economy by supporting Menifee restaurants and workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

City staff invite Menifee restaurants and meal providers who may be interested in being part of this program to join the state’s interest list at http://covid19.ca.gov, click on “Provide Meals for Seniors.”

Businesses interested in learning more or being considered for the Great Plates Delivered Program can call 1-800-510-2020 or visit http://www.rcaging.org/COVID-19/Great-Plates-Delivered-Program.

Menifee residents interested in benefiting from the Great Plates Delivered Program must meet the state’s qualifications, including: being 65 years or older, or ages 60 to 64 and at high-risk as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; cannot currently be receiving assistance from other nutrition programs, including the city’s Congregate Meals Program, etc. and must affirm an inability to prepare or obtain their own meals.

The Great Plates Delivered program is administered locally by the Riverside County Office On Aging and to apply for meals and learn more about qualifications, visit http://www.rcaging.org/COVID-19/Great-PlatesDelivered-Program or to get more information on the city’s long-term food assistance program, call the COVID-19 help line at 951-723-7965.

Tony Ault can be reached by email at tault@reedermedia.com.