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Restaurant Meals Program – Vendor Information

The Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) administers a Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) that allows homeless, elderly and disabled persons to use their CalFresh benefits to buy low-cost prepared food at participating eateries. The RMP is an essential tool towards helping Riverside County end hunger.

Other counties across California participate in the program and are listed here: https://ebtproject.ca.gov/Clients/calfreshrmp.html

WANT YOUR RESTAURANT TO PARTICIPATE?

Restaurants interested in participating in RMP must meet the following requirements:

  • Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Be certified by the United States Department of Agriculture-Food and Nutritional Services (USDA-FNS)
  • Possess a Public Health Operating Permit
  • Possess a current Business License, and
  • Obtain General Liability Insurance
CONTACT

To contact Riverside County regarding the RMP:

Email: DPSSDARTContracts@Rivco.Org
Call: (951) 358-3069

NOTE: There is no application process for eligible CalFresh participants; eligibility is automatically verified through Point-of-Sales (POS) equipment at the time of the transaction because eligible participant’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards are electronically coded.

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