The Florida Restaurant Meal Initiative

In response to the closing of congregate meal sites necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Elder Affairs launched the Feeding Older Floridians Restaurant Meal Initiative. This collaboration between the Department and Florida’s 11 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) centered around two goals: Meeting the nutritional needs of isolated elders and those with limited ability to access meals and supporting local businesses adversely impacted by shelter-in-place orders.

The State-Community Collaboration Think Tank recently published an article detailing the framework and effectiveness of this initiative. To read the article, please click here.