SAN BENITO COUNTY, Calif. (KION)
UPDATE 1/18/2021 8:45 a.m. The "Great Plates Delivered" program restarts today in San Benito County. The program will run seven days a week.
There has been an approximate 25% increase in the local need for the program. A total of 391 qualified seniors in the county will be receiving meals.
Nine restaurants have signed up for the program. Two of the restaurants are located in San Juan Bautista, three in Tres Pinos and four in Hollister.
It is estimated that the program will help support 80 jobs in the restaurant and food service industry in San Benito County.
PREVIOUS STORY: San Benito County has re-enrolled in the state-funded "Great Plates Delivered" program.
The program partners with local restaurants to deliver meals to seniors aged 65 and older or adults aged 60 to 64 who are at high risk from COVID-19 to help them stay healthy at home.
It is also a way to provide help for local businesses that are struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic.
Delivery to participants who qualify will begin Monday, January 18th.
Restaurants interested in providing meals or seniors interested in receiving meals should visit here.
For more information you can contact Program Coordinator Ashlyn Archibeque at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Chamber office at 831-637-5315.