One of the scariest parts of being in lockdown to fight the coronoavirus in California is the possible lack of access to food. This is particularly hard for elders with limited mobility and incomes. Deliveries are great, when they exist, but they cost much more and strain limited budgets.
Here are resources that have been established in various counties to provide three hot meals a day to eligible seniors through June 10 of this year. Please share this information widely in your congregations and communities.
We want to share this information from our allies at In Home Supportive Services with you in case you want to participate or know others who could benefit from the "Great Plates" program that supports local restaurants and seniors on home isolation due to COVID-19. Here are the numbers to call or consult:
http://211.org/ (Put in Your Zip Code to Find Number to Call)
L.A. County Joins Great Plates: here
Sacramento Zip Codes Call:
Or Toll-Free (800) 500-4931 Or Alternate (916) 498-1000
Sonoma County Zip Codes Call:
Or toll-free (800) 273-6222 or Text Your Zip Code to 898-211
Your income must be less than $74,900 to participate.
See main link & PDF: here
Main Link to All Senior Food and Other Programs: Here
We hope these resources will help you help others.
Stay safe. Wash your hands!