City seniors, here’s how to sign-up for free meals

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Eligible senior citizens in the City of Rochester can start reserving free meal delivery on Monday.

The program is a partnership with local restaurants and Goodwill of Finger Lakes 211/Lifeline, and is being made available to eligible city residents, age 55 and over who meet one of the following criteria:

Live in a qualified census tract (call 211 if you’re unsure).

Live in income-qualified housing.

Be an active participant in one of these programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicare Part D Low-income Subsidies
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Section 8 Vouchers
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Starting Monday, seniors can call 211 or (585) 275-5151 to sign up for up to three meals a week over a period of one month up to a maximum of 12 meals per month.

Click here for a list of participating restaurants.