Great Plates Delivered: Home Meal Delivery for Older Adults

On April 24, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the first-in-the-nation Great Plates Delivered program. The program is designed to support adults 65 and older and adults 60-64 who are at high risk from COVID-19, in staying home and staying healthy by delivering three (3) nutritious meals a day, and also provide essential economic stimulus to local businesses and workers. The City of Pasadena is now accepting inquiries from seniors interested in participating in the Great Plates Delivered program, and from restaurants interested in providing meals.

Interested in Providing Meals?

Pasadena food providers may use this form to sign up to receive more information about how to participate in the Great Plates Delivered Program in Pasadena.  Please Note: Submission of this interest form does NOT constitute enrollment in the program.

Food Provider Eligibility

Selection in the program will be evaluated based on a restaurant's ability to:

  • Meet volume
  • Meet nutritional standards
  • Source locally
  • Meet cultural needs
  • Must not currently participate in a state or federal meal service program

Program Eligibility

  • Individuals who are 65 or older
  • Individuals who are 60-64 years old and at high risk as defined by the CDC, including:
    • Are COVID-19 positive (as documented by a state/local public health official or medical health professional)
    • Have been exposed to COVID-19 (as documented by a state/local public health official or medical health professional)
    • Have an underlying condition
  • Individuals must live alone or with one other program-eligible adult
  • Participants must not be currently receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs such as CalFresh or Meals on Wheels
  • Household income for one person cannot exceed $74,940 or $101,460 for a household of two
  • Individuals must affirm an inability to prepare or obtain meals