Great Plates Program Transitions Back to County Senior Nutrition Programs

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Great Plates Delivered, the statewide temporary food-delivery campaign for senior residents, is winding down operations and transitioning participants to the County’s traditional senior nutrition services, The County’s Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) announced.

DAAS led the local implementation of the $27 million program — jointly funded by the County, the State and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“We are grateful for having had the opportunity to help over 3,000 elderly residents get through these past few difficult months,” said CaSonya Thomas, assistant executive office of Human Services. “We teamed up with 37 local restaurants and food providers, who in turn prepared almost 1.2 million meals for delivery to some of our most vulnerable friends and neighbors. This was an impressive accomplishment and we’re so proud of everyone involved in this complex operation.”

Residents can access other nutrition programs by contacting Senior Information and Assistance at (800) 510-2020 or visiting the Department of Aging and Adult Services nutrition webpage.

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