A message from the County of San Diego GREAT PLATES DELIVERED
County of San Diego Recruiting Local Restaurants for 'Great Plates Delivered' State-Funded Program for At-Risk Seniors
The County of San Diego has launched the Great Plates Delivered program, a state-funded initiative aimed at connecting struggling local restaurants to high-risk seniors to encourage staying at home by arranging delivery of three nutritious meals a day. The dual purpose of the program is to provide meals to adults 65 and older and adults 60-64 who are at high-risk, while supporting local restaurants and other food provider/agricultural workers who have closed or are struggling to remain open due to COVID-19 mitigation measures.
The County of San Diego has released a process for interested restaurants, caterers, and other food suppliers to apply by completing an online survey form. Please note applications are still being accepted.
- The process will require food providers to submit documentation like a W-9, a sample menu, and specific certification forms.
- Those chosen will provide three meals a day to designated at-risk seniors.
- Food service providers already participating in a State or federal meal service program are not eligible to participate.
- Chosen eateries will receive $66 for providing the three daily meals, inclusive of delivery.
- Learn more by reviewing California's Great Plates Delivered Program Guidance document and the County’s Request for Quotation document.