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San Mateo County extended funding for its Great Plates Delivered program, which delivers free meals to older adults, through Oct. 9.

There are currently 2,553 participants enrolled in the program, which provides three free meals daily to older adults in the county who may be at heightened risk for COVID-19 and unable to obtain or prepare their own meals.

Since the program began in May, 68 participating restaurants have prepared more than 500,000 meals.

Adults 65 years and older and those 60 to 64 years old in high-risk categories are eligible to enroll. People can call (800) 675-8437 to enroll.

For more information on the program, people can visit https://www.smchealth.org/post/great-plates-delivered-faqs.