The County is excited to participate in the state’s new emergency meal program, a majority FEMA-funded program that will assist older adults and other eligible individuals who are socially isolated and unable to cook their own meals. Together, we can also help get the restaurant community back to work.
People who are interested in receiving meals through this program can learn more about the eligibility criteria and request updates here.
Restaurants interested in providing meals through this program can learn more about the eligibility criteria and request updates here.
We are ramping up to quickly deliver the benefits via the L.A. County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS). We hope to provide additional information, including a launch date, by the end of this week.
People interested in receiving meals should review the following eligibility information.
-Seniors over age 65
-Those who are COVID-19 positive but do not require hospitalization
-Those who are COVID-19 exposed as documented by medical professional or public health official
-Those who are at high-risk due to underlying medical condition
-Must live alone or with one other program-eligible adult.
-Must not be currently receiving assistance from other federal nutrition assistance programs such as the Elder Nutrition program or CalFresh.
-Must receive no more than $74,940 in income for a household of one and $101,460 for a household of two.
-Must affirm an inability to prepare or obtain meals.
Restaurants interested in providing meals should review the following eligibility information.
-Ability to meet volume
-Ability to meet nutritional standards
-Ability to source locally
-Ability to meet cultural needs.
-Not currently participating in a state or federal meal service program.
-A maximum of three, per day, per participant.
-Breakfast: low in sodium, no sugary drinks (<24 calories /8 oz. and of fruit juice, must be only 100 percent fruit juice allowed)
-Lunch and dinner: a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable on each dish, and low in sodium, no sugary drinks (<24 calories /8 oz. and of fruit juice, must be only 100 percent fruit juice allowed).
Visit the County's new one-stop portal at covid19.lacounty.gov/food to find meal programs, resources, and support.