City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
“We continue to work hard to support our older adults during this public health crisis," said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We are thankful to Governor Newsom and FEMA for recognizing this critical need and for making this program possible.”
The Great Plates Delivered Program will deliver up to three free, nutritious meals daily to up to 600 qualified older adults. Food providers will be required to ensure proper food safety guidelines, and delivery services and individuals will be subject to background checks. Meals will be transported safely to participants each day and can be easily stored or freezed for a few days and reheated.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
To apply, eligible residents must complete the online application by visiting LongBeach.gov/seniormealdelivery or call (562) 570-INFO (4636) and select option number 5. Questions can be directed to the same telephone number, or via email at GreatPlatesLB@longbeach.gov. Operators will respond to messages left at the number and translators will be available if needed.
The Great Plates Delivered program will run through June 10, 2020, which is the timeframe currently approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The state intends on requesting an extension for the program into July.
The meals are prepared by a variety of Long Beach food providers who were awarded contracts with the City through a bidding process earlier this month Participating food providers include:
For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep our residents safe, visit: longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.