Gov. Gavin Newsom announces plan to provide meals to needy seniors

The partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the state and local governments will provide eligible seniors with 21 meals a week, he said.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – In a move he said will help restaurants in the Southland and across the state re-hire workers while also generating sales tax revenue for local governments, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a partnership with the federal government today to provide three meals a day to needy seniors.

The partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the state and local governments will provide eligible seniors with 21 meals a week, he said.

“This partnership will allow for the ability for restaurants to start rehiring people or keep people currently employed and start preparing meals, three meals a day, seven days a week, and have those meals delivered to our seniors all throughout the state of California,” Newsom said. “We will provide an unlimited number of meals, no cap in terms of that support.”

He said there will be eligibility requirements for seniors, based in part on their income but also based on their risk of exposure to COVID-19, if they have a compromised immune system or if they have been directly impacted or exposed to the coronavirus.

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