Lengthy Seashore Free Meal Supply Program for Certified Older Adults – The Sign Tribune

The program would support various food providers in Moncton that have been hard hit as a result of the public health crisis

On Monday, May 18, it was announced that the city of Moncton would be offering free meal delivery services for older adults, starting from a city press release, to help people at high risk of COVID-19.

As part of the Great Plates Delivered program, up to three free meals a day will be delivered to qualified adults over the age of 65 or those between the ages of 60 and 64 at high risk of COVID-19 in collaboration with food suppliers and restaurants in the area.

These efforts will also give economic boost to local restaurants during the pandemic.

“This is a great opportunity to support the older adults in our community who are most in need right now as well as the food industry, which has been hard hit as a result of the public health crisis,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

The program is expected to begin May 29th and run through June 10th, a period approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). However, according to the press release, the state of California plans to apply for an extension through July.

The City will be launching a call for proposals to enter into contracts for food preparation and meal packaging with various food suppliers in Moncton. Local owned and / or sourced companies prioritize local jobs
and employee retention, the provision of meals that can be frozen and reheated, and meet nutritional standards and other guidelines for the safe use of food are preferred.

The deadline for the call for proposals starts on Monday 18 May and ends on Thursday 21 May at 11:00. The press release said the city will select various local food suppliers to participate in the Great Plates Delivered Program according to the procurement criteria of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The nation’s first county, city and tribal partnership was announced by Governor Newsom last month.

Information on how local residents can apply for the food delivery program will be available shortly.

To participate in the RFP process, interested business owners should visit the website of the financial management purchasing department.

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