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Shasta County health officials ask local vendors to provide meals for homeless

As communities continue to adapt to the impacts of the coronavirus, Shasta County Health and Human Services are asking local vendors to step up to the plate.

Posted: Apr 13, 2020 11:25 AM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - As communities continue to adapt to the impacts of the coronavirus, Shasta County Health and Human Services are asking local vendors to step up to the plate.

The agency has asked vendors to provide meals and delivery for the homeless.

In addition to meal services, the county is considering preparing local hotels to serve as temporary emergency shelters to house the homeless population - specifically individuals considered "high-risk."

On April 3, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced, "Project Roomkey," an initiative to secure hotel and motel rooms in order to protect homeless individuals from coronavirus.

The initial goal of securing up to 15,000 rooms for this purpose and county partners have moved 869 homeless individuals off the street, out of shelters, and into isolation, according to Governor Newsom.

However, the local governments are responsible for identifying which shelter clients or encampment residents are selected for these hotel isolation placements and transporting them to the hotels for intake.

RELATED: Gov. Gavin Newsom says 'Project Roomkey' aims to protect the homeless from COVID-19

Those looking to help out in providing meals to the homeless in Shasta County can fill out a  request form online, CLICK HERE

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