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Federally Funded Meals Program Helps Area Seniors

Some Nevada County seniors who might have been going without food during the coronavirus pandemic are eating now, thanks to a new program. Nevada County Director of Housing and Community Services Mike Dent says its called Great Plates Delivered…

Listen to Mike Dent 1

Dent says there are some fairly strict eligibilty restrictions. Recipients must be 65 or older, or between 60 and 64 who have either tested positive or been exposed to Covid-19….

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That’s about 75-thousand dollars a year for a single person in Nevada County, or 101-thousand for a two-income household. Dent says meal delivery began yesterday (Tuesday) to about 25 people, and food will be provided from three different restaurants…

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Anyone interested in eligibility information, or to sign up, can dial 2-1-1. The program is primarily funded through the CARES Act, the federal stimulus bill. It will expire on June 10 unless extended by the federal government.


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