On April 24, 2020, Governor Newsom announced California will use of FEMA funds to offer restaurant delivered meals to seniors and those at high risk for COVID-19.
The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) issued guidance for the Emergency Feeding Program which outlines program eligibility, funding ratios of 75% FEMA, 19% State and 6% local, and reimbursement rates for restaurants by meal. Currently, funding for this program will be available from April 24, 2020, through May 10, 2020.
In addition to other criteria that must be met, individuals receiving meals through other federally funded nutrition assistance programs such as CalFresh or Meals on Wheels are not eligible for this program. Additionally, restaurants that already participate in the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program are not eligible to participate in this new program.
Those interested in receiving meals, or restaurants that want to participate should contact OC Community Resources at 714-480-6450.