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Great Plates Delivered FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Great Plates Delivered Program?

Great Plates Delivered San Mateo County delivers three free meals a day to older adults in San Mateo County who are at heightened risk due to COVID-19 and are unable to obtain or prepare meals on their own while sheltering in place during the coronavirus outbreak. The Great Plates Delivered ended on July 9, 2021 due to the end of federal program funding. Great Plates Delivered is no longer accepting new participants.

What other options are there now that Great Plates Delivered is ending?

Older adults who are not enrolled in Great Plates Delivered should call the Aging and Adult Services helpline at (800) 675-8437 for information on other nutrition assistance. This phone number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Current Great Plates Delivered clients will be directly contacted by county staff and/or the Second Harvest Food Bank with information about post-Great Plates Delivered options.

I own a restaurant –  is there another way I can help?

Yes! The County of San Mateo is looking for more restaurants to join the Restaurant Meals Program. This is a program that allows certain CalFresh recipients to use their benefits to pay for restaurant meals. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the Human Services Agency at (650) 802-6576, or email