Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price announced Thursday that he has launched a free emergency meal delivery program for people 65 and older who can’t obtain meals during the coronavirus outbreak.

Price, who represents the Ninth Council District, in South Los Angeles, said the service will provide about 28,000 meals to about 700 seniors living in the area.

“These are challenging times for everyone, particularly our seniors, who have been strongly advised to stay home,” Price said. “They should not have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. It is important for us to do what we can to pull our resources together to ease the minds of some of our most vulnerable, to keep our community strong and focused on staying healthy.”

The program is operating in partnership with Everytable, which makes affordable, fresh food available to those who need it. The organization will provide meals for individuals identified by Price’s office.

“With this great disruption to our way of life, there are so many seniors across Los Angeles who don’t have the ability to order food online, have limited funds and are now totally isolated and hungry,” said Sam Polk, CEO of Everytable.

Price said this program is meant to protect people most at risk from COVID-19 and will be accessible through at least June, but could be extended if necessary.

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