UPDATE ON MEAL APPLICANT STATUS
Meals of Love is currently serving 2,500 meals daily seven days per week to home-bound seniors and disabled adults. The Meals of Love program has reached capacity. If you have applied to the program, you are either enjoying our meals or will be very soon.
If you need food assistance, there are programs available, please call the Senior Resource Alliance help line at 407-514-1800.
Meals of Love
Food from the Heart
Providing a warm restaurant-prepared meal for a senior in need
A partnership with Senior Resource Alliance, nine non-profit Central Florida partner agencies, local restaurants and the hospitality industry.
Emergency Nutrition Assistance
for Homebound Seniors
Central Florida Pilot Program
Serving Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties
PHASE ONE : Needs Assessment and Restaurant Applications
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Announces Partnership with DBPR and FRLA to Support Meals to the Elderly
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) announced a partnership with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) that allows the needs of the business community and workers in the restaurant business to be matched with the needs of the elderly and meal delivery services.
“By working together, our agencies will be able to ensure all of our 5.5 million seniors have safe access to food,” said Richard Prudom, Secretary for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. “Governor DeSantis has helped to facilitate this process and allowed restaurants and food establishments to become emergency meal vendors for Florida’s seniors who are homebound or self-isolating for protection. We are in constant communication with seniors and our senior-care providers around the state and we know this action will greatly increase the flexibility of our communities to access meal delivery.”
As meal sites for seniors close around the state to prevent the spread of COVID19, the collaboration between state agencies and the restaurant association will provide one more layer of food reassurance to our seniors.
“Restaurants are the very fabric of communities across Florida,” said Carol Dover, President & CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “Providing jobs, serving customers, and creating memorable experiences for guests are key in our hospitality industry, but our restaurants contribute so much more than that. Ensuring that older Floridians have access to food during this unprecedented time is important to our restaurant owners and employees, and we commend Governor DeSantis, Secretary Prudom, and Secretary Beshears for working with our to industry to help serve those in need.”