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City's Popular MoVal Meals Program
Now Accepting GoFundMe Contributions

MoVal Meals, the City of Moreno Valley's new supplemental food service for seniors (60+) and persons with disabilities, has only been in operation for less than a week, but it's already operating at capacity, providing meal assistance for 500 participants. And in response to the residents who've offered to help support the program monetarily, the City has created a GoFundMe account.

"MoVal Meals has had a tremendously positive response, both from residents who need the service and from those wanting to contribute to the effort," said Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley. "I see this kind of generous response from our community any time there's a demonstrated need. When there's a way to help, people are ready to pitch in."

Contributions in support of MoVal Meals on GoFundMe are made to the Moreno Valley Community Foundation.

The free MoVal Meals service, which provides both pick-up and delivery options, offers a week's supply of mostly staples, such as beans, rice, or pasta and more (one care package per household). Offerings will change slightly from week to week.

Supplies are available for drive-thru pickup at the City's Conference & Recreation Center (CRC) at Alessandro Blvd. and Frederick St. Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. the day after participants register upon City confirmation. Beginning April 13, pickup time will be from 10 a.m. - noon. Deliveries to registered participants are made on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each week.

MoVal Meals will continue at least through April and possibly longer, depending on government orders regarding the pandemic response.


El Programa Popular de MoVal Meals de la Ciudad
Ahora Acepta Contribuciones de GoFundMe

MoVal Meals, el nuevo servicio de alimentos gratis de la Ciudad de Moreno Valley para personas mayores (60+) y personas con discapacidades, solo ha estado en servicio por menos de una semana, pero ya está operando a capacidad, proporcionando asistencia alimentaria para 500 participantes. Y en respuesta a los residentes que se han ofrecido para ayudar a apoyar el programa monetariamente, la Ciudad ha creado una cuenta de GoFundMe.

"MoVal Meals ha tenido una respuesta tremendamente positiva, tanto de los residentes que necesitan el servicio como de aquellos que desean contribuir al esfuerzo," dijo el Dr. Yxstian Gutiérrez, Alcalde de Moreno Valley. "Veo este tipo de respuesta generosa de nuestra comunidad cada vez que hay una necesidad demostrada. Cuando hay una manera de ayudar, la gente está lista para contribuir."

Las contribuciones en apoyo de MoVal Meals en GoFundMe se hacen a la Fundación Comunitaria de Moreno Valley.

El servicio gratis de MoVal Meals, que ofrece opciones de recogida y entrega, ofrece una semana de productos básicos, como frijoles, arroz o pasta y más (un paquete de cuidado por hogar). Las ofertas cambiarán ligeramente de una semana a otra.

Los paquetes de cuidado están disponibles para su recogida de drive-thru en el Centro de Conferencias y Recreación de la Ciudad (CRC) en Alessandro Blvd. y Frederick St. de lunes a viernes de 10 a.m. a 2 p.m. el día después de que los participantes se registren con la confirmación de la Ciudad. A partir del 13 de abril, el horario de recogida será de 10 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. Las entregas a domicilio para los participantes registrados se llevará a cabo los martes y jueves de 9 a.m. a 4:30 p.m. cada semana.

MoVal Meals continuará al menos hasta abril y posiblemente más tiempo dependiendo de las órdenes del gobierno con respecto a la respuesta a la pandemia.

 


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