may, 2020

may6:51 pmGreat Plates Delivered Program


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The Great Plates Delivered Program is now accepting applications from Ventura County restaurants

Sign-ups are on a first come, first served basis

On April 24, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of a first-in-the-nation “Great Plates Delivered” program, a meal delivery service for California’s older adults.

Great Plates Delivered has two purposes:

  1. Help seniors and other adults at high risk from COVID-19 to stay home and stay healthy by delivering three nutritious meals a day, and
  2. Provide essential economic stimulus to local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.

Local programs are getting set up rapidly.
The current due date for accepting Letters of Intent to participate is Monday, May 4th, at noon.

Want your restaurant to participate? Submit your application online here.

See all of the program information for the Ventura County implementation of the program at VC Emergency: https://www.vcemergency.com/ventura-county-emergency-restaurant-meals-application

Note to Restaurant Applicants:

Please be prepared to upload the following as part of the application process:

  • W-9
  • A seven-day menu, showing three nutritious meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) – different entree is required for each of the 21 meals
  • Meal capacity – how many meals x 3 (= clients) your organization can serve
  • Plan to deliver 6 or 9 meals per client (every two or three days) in microwave-safe containers
  • A current catering menu for similar meals
  • Certificate of Insurance based on the insurance requirements on the attached draft agreement
  • Ability to confirm contactless delivery of meals to client: call and drop, drop and call – maintain a photo of the meal drop as a record.

This covers all parts of Ventura County, except Ojai, Meiners Oaks, Oak View, etc. the response for which is being handled by Help of Ojai.

VCAAA will provide the lists of clients to participating restaurants.

If you still have questions after reading the additional information on the website, please contact Ventura County Area Agency on Aging at 805-477-7300.


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