May 19, 2020 – County of Nevada launches Great Plates Delivered program to ensure no senior goes hungry in Nevada County during the COVID-19 crisis. Three fresh meals a day will be delivered to those who qualify with the help of three local restaurants, Emily’s Catering, Sergio’s Caffè, and Fudenjüce, fulfilling the 2 purposes of the state-wide plan:
Help seniors and older adults at high risk from COVID-19 to stay home and stay healthy by delivering three nutritious meals a day.
Provide essential economic stimulus to local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.
Qualifying Nevada County residents meeting the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
• 65 or older, or 60-64 years of age and high-risk (Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to COVID-19 or individuals with certain underlying health conditions that place them at high-risk should they contract the virus)
• Live alone or with one other Great Plates Delivered Program eligible adult
• Not be currently receiving assistance from any other state or federal nutrition assistance programs (Meals on Wheels, CalFresh)
• Earn no more that 600% of the federal poverty limit ($74,940 (single) or $101,460 (2-person)) annually.
• Affirm an inability to prepare or obtain meals for themselves.
Currently the program is scheduled to run until June 10, however it may be extended by FEMA based on demand. To be screened and placed on an eligibility list, call 211 Connecting Point by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-833-DIAL211 (1-833-342-5211). Eastern County participants will be referred to Sierra Senior services for enrollment. Those who may not qualify but are in need of food assistance are encouraged to call 211 Connecting Point to get connected to additional resources.