b'RecnCity of Des Moines E.A.T.S. RollEmergency Assistance To Seniors and VeteransWhat is E.A.T.S.?The City is initiating the Emergency Assistance to Seniors and Vets (EATS) program.The EATS program will provide additional meals for Seniors and Military Veterans while also infusing $10,000 a month into our local economy.The City, using resources from the King County Seniors and Vets Levy, will purchase $2,500 in vouchers from a different local restaurant each week and provide the vouchers to our seniors. The City will also be working with the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA!), Local 242 (located in Des Moines) to provide vouchers to our Veterans.Why create EATS?The Des Moines Mayor and City Manager felt it was critical to find ways to infuse capital into our local economy, support our hard-working restaurants, and expand the provision of meals for our Seniors and Vets. We appreciate the flexibility of King County in the use of the Senior and Vets levy funds.Who is participating in EATS?Seniors connected through the Des Moines Senior Activity Center andIn collaboration withour veteran members at LiUNA! Local #242. Restaurants that are interested in partnering with the City are encouraged to reach out.&For more Information Contact Management Analyst, Rochelle Sems at (206) 870-6514 or rsems@desmoineswa.gov'