Free home meal delivery available for people impacted by COVID-19
A new home meal delivery program is available for Ramsey County residents who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 and are challenged to leave their homes. Five community partners have been selected to provide healthy home-delivered meals to qualifying residents free of charge. Meal options include medically-tailored, vegetarian, culturally-specific and Halal-only meals.
Each community partner will screen applicants directly based on common county-established criteria – multiple languages are available from each partner. Applicants will be required to provide regular information about their participation in the program through interviews and surveys with county staff. Preparation and delivery will follow public health guidelines.
Up to $1.9 million in meals will be provided based on demand throughout 2020; the value of each meal is about $10. Home meal delivery is one of several programs funded by Ramsey County Investment and Support Efforts through the federal CARES Act.