Oakland Great Plates Delivered is a temporary food program that delivers fresh locally prepared meals to Oakland residents who are at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 exposure. Eligible participants can receive 3 deliveries per week containing four to six meals per delivery for a total of 14 meals per week. The program is free and available for qualified participants through July 9th, 2021. The program has been extended, current participants do not need to reapply.


Thank you for your interest in the Oakland Great Plates Program. We have reached the max capacity for the program. Below are additional food relief programs in the South Bay.

– Second Harvest: (408) 266-8866
– Loaves and Fishes: (408) 922-9085
– Meals on Wheels/ Sourcewise: (408) 350-3200 click 4
– Health Trust: (408) 961-9870
– Food Connection: (800) 984-3663

If you are a current participant and need assistance, call (510) 288-7887, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PST

Who qualifies

Oakland residents must meet all of the following criteria to receive nutritious and healthy meals through the Great Plates Delivered Program:

  • Are either one of the following: (1) age 65 or older, (2) age 60-64 and have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19, (3) age 60-64 are considered high risk by the CDC
  • Live alone or with one other program-eligible adult
  • Earn less than $74,940 (single) or $101,460 (2-person)
  • Are not currently receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs, like CalFresh/SNAP or Meals on Wheels
  • Have difficulty accessing food or preparing meals

How to become a participating restaurant

Fill out the online application here.

Fill out the online application here.

For more Oakland Great Plates Delivered details, see our frequently asked questions.