City approved to administer Great Plates Delivered program, helping those in need, local restaurants, and suppliers
SEASIDE – The city of Seaside has been approved to administer the state’s Great Plates Delivered program, partnering with local restaurants, to deliver three hot meals a day to qualified senior Seaside residents during shelter in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This program is extremely important because it will be providing and delivering, at no cost to the individual, three nutritious meals a day to older adults who do not qualify for other federal and state-funded nutrition programs, and who are also unable to personally prepare or obtain meals on their own,” said Dan Meewis, Seaside recreation director.
The Great Plates Delivered program aims to provide meals to adults 65 and older, and adults 60 to 64 who are at high risk, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control, and who are unable to access meals while staying at home and are ineligible for other nutrition programs. It also seeks to support local restaurants and other food provider/agricultural workers and to support owners who have closed or are struggling to remain open due to COVID-19.
To view full article, visit: https://www.montereyherald.com/2020/05/06/program-delivers-three-meals-a-day-to-seaside-seniors-who-qualify/