The City Council of Fresno has approved a contact authorizing the Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department to renew the Senior Hot Meals program within the Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission.
This program, which will now extend to June 30, 2014, will continue to provide lunch meals Monday through Friday at fifteen designated locations. The report names six of the locations: Calwa, Einstein, Las Casitas, Mary Ella Brown, Quigley, and Romain.
“The food service enables the City to offer a viable program for senior citizens at 15 sites throughout Fresno”. Click here to view the staff report.
Customers are asked to pay $3.38 per meal until July 2012. Meals increase 7 cents from July 2012 to June 30, 2013.
The Senior Hot Meals Program still only provides 1/3 of the daily minimum nutritional requirements, but is said to be a significant program within the community. One of the programs stipulations includes providing a complete food service checklist with date, menu, number of meals and serving procedures to the City after each delivery.
Funding is drawn from the Community Development Block Grant appropriated in the Senior Hot Meal program budget. There is no printed fiscal cost to the City.