To ensure vulnerable seniors have food during the COVID-19 crisis, Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price launched on Wednesday, March 25 a FREE emergency meal delivery program to help local individuals 65 and older.
The new service, in partnership with Everytable, which makes nutritious, fresh food affordable and accessible to all, will provide meals for up to 700 people identified by the Office of Councilman Price.
The special program is meant to protect those most at-risk from COVID-19 and will be accessible through at least June, but could be extended if necessary.
“These are challenging times for everyone, particularly our seniors who have been strongly advised to stay home,” said Councilmember Price. “They should not have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. It is important for us to do what we can to pull our resources together to ease the minds of some of our most vulnerable, to keep our community strong and focused on staying healthy.”
The local initiative is expected to generate approximately 28,000 meals to seniors from the area, and it includes many of the District’s senior residential facilities.
"The Everytable mission has always been about access - making sure everyone, everywhere has access to healthy, fresh food at affordable prices. With this great disruption to our way of life, there are so many seniors across Los Angeles who don’t have the ability to order food online, have limited funds and are now totally isolated and hungry," said Sam Polk, CEO of Everytable. "We're honored to work with Councilmember Curren Price on this senior meals program to deliver healthy, delicious food for lunch and dinner right to their doorstep, at least twice a week."