The county is offering drive-up, takeout meals for all El Dorado County residents age 60 years and older.
Seniors must reserve their meal in advance and can pick up a hot meal every day or order up to seven meals per week with one hot meal and six frozen meals.
“The process for reserving meals is very easy,” states Ruth Green, program coordinator with the Senior Nutrition Program, in a press release. “Seniors or their caregivers can call me the day before or by 9 a.m. the day of their pick-up. The phone number is (530) 621-6160. When leaving a message, please be sure to include the location where you are planning to pick up your meal. Individuals can pick up meals for seniors who are family members, neighbors and friends.”
There is a suggested contribution of $3 per meal.
The Senior Nutrition Program also continues to provide lunchtime meals for vulnerable homebound seniors through the Home Delivered Meal program.
“We’re very thankful for the many volunteers who are continuing to serve the seniors in our community,” said Rich Todd, older adult services program manager. “We’re doing everything we can to ensure El Dorado County seniors receive nutritious meals during this time.”
Meals, which must be reserved, can be picked up Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. at one of several drive-up locations in El Dorado County:
• Placerville Senior Center
• Cameron Park Community Center
• Pioneer Park Community Center
• Greenwood Community Center
• Pollock Pines Community Center
• South Lake Tahoe Senior Center