Riverside County Offers Food Resources for Homebound Seniors

From quick meals that can be picked up to food dropped off at homes, Riverside County is offering several free food options to disabled and vulnerable adults as stay-at-home orders continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adults who have a disability or are over age 60 can contact Riverside County Office on Aging, which offers food delivery for critical emergencies, two weeks supply of pantry and essential items, home-delivered meals, and Grab-and-Go meal packages at community center locations.

Seniors or disabled adults can call (951) 867- 3895 or visit rcAging.org to determine their need for any one of the following service options:

• Grab-and-Go Meals: Up to seven to 14 days of cooked and frozen meals ready for pick up
• Courtesy Pantry: Two weeks supply of food delivered within five to seven days
• Home-Delivered Meals: Up to seven to 14 days of delivered food with no contact for
vulnerable adults
• Emergency Meals: Up to three days of immediate food delivered to fragile adults and seniors

Details on Office on Aging’s program can be found at https://www.rcaging.org/. Riverside County has also released a map showing where senior meals, school meals, and food pantries are available.

Once implemented, seniors will be able to select from preapproved restaurants, who will deliver a
maximum of three meals a day to their homes. More details on the newly announced statewide
program can be found at rcAging.org.