Cal Fresh (Food Stamps)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP
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Los Angeles wants to enroll more people in Food Stamps – Los Angeles Times 5.30.2017
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy. A more detailed program description and information can be found on the WIC website.
- Food Banks and Rescue Programs is a listing of food banks and rescue programs throughout California.
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Restaurant Meals to Seniors
The program will provide each senior $66 a day for the meals and that it will be focused on those who are at “high risk for exposure” to COVID-19 or have an income of no more than 600% of the federal poverty level, or about $76,500 a year.
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Great Plates Delivered: Home Meals for Seniors
Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of a first-in-the-nation "Great Plates Delivered" program, a meal delivery service for California's older adults.
Great Plates Delivered has two purposes:
- Help seniors and other adults at high risk from COVID-19 to stay home and stay healthy by delivering three nutritious meals a day, and
- Provide essential economic stimulus to local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.
Want to get meals?
- City of Los Angeles (Dept of Aging Hotline): 213-263-5226, 9am-5pm
- Los Angeles County: 1-800-510-2020 or request updates
Want to provide meals?
Read more details below if you'd like to receive meals, supply meals, or help administer the program.
Here are additional resources that are available now:
- Enter your location into 211.org to find local services, such as nutrition, financial, health care, and housing assistance. Every community has an Aging and Adult Info Line to connect to aging and adult services: 1-800-510-2020.
- Visit the California Department of Aging's COVID-19 page for a list of resources for older and other at-risk adults.
- Do you suspect someone is being neglected or abused? Call Adult Protective Services at 833-401-0832.
- Suspect fraud? AARP has a Fraud Watch Network Helpline: 877-908-3360.
- Concerned about someone with dementia or Alzheimer's or their caregiver? Call the Alzheimer's Association: 800-272-3900.
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free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.
California Corona Virus Response
- Get the latest information on COVID-19 including county data, stay at home order updates and essential resources at https://covid19.ca.gov
- Emergency food and food benefits Get help buying groceries with the NEW Pandemic EBT (or P-EBT) card: With schools closed due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits. Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals AND do not participate in CalFresh, Medi-Cal, or Foster Care can apply starting May 22nd – June 30th. For more informationhttps://ca.p-ebt.org or : www.cdss.ca.gov/home/pandemic-ebt.
- California began allowing online food purchasing with EBT benefits! You may use your EBT card on Amazon and/or Walmart to purchase groceries. More retailers to be added in the future. For more information https://www.cdss.ca.gov/ebt-online
- Childcare for essential workers: New portal enables parents to enter their location and the type of care needed, instantly receiving a list of local center-based and family childcare programs. Available at covid19.ca.gov/childcare
- The “Meals for Kids” interactive map directs people to local sites where kids can get free meals. The map is available in both English and Spanish at www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids.
Dial 2-1-1 from a cell phone or landline to get connected to local resources, it will ask for zip code and give a list of options.
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