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 800-510-2020 or visit www.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 www.rcaging.org
Restaurant Meal Delivery Program
Riverside County is currently accepting inquiries from the public and businesses interested in participating in the Restaurants Deliver program. Please check our website daily to confirm the status of the program has changed to “Active.” If you are a food business and have a delivery system in place, complete the interest form found online at www.rcaging.org
Food Access Map
In response to an increasing number of requests for resources, Riverside County has released an online map to connect residents to food resources. Food Access gives directions to local senior meal sites, school district meal sites and food pantries within a 10-mile radius. Food Access supports food pantry operators, who have received fewer donations at a time when they are also seeing double or triple the number of individuals and families in need. Community members who want to donate food or funds can use the website to locate their nearest food pantry.
Food Access is available on www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus and on the RivCoMobile app (available on iOS and Android).