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If you’re a Riverdale resident over the age of 65 of if you live in a household earning $58,000 or less a year, you automatically qualify for a special “Meals-To-Go” program offered by the City of Riverdale and The Duck Creek Pancake House. Through a special arrangement with the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the US federal government, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money has been made available to the City to pay for meals delivered to the doorstep of those most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.


To qualify as a participant in the program, you must live within the Riverdale City limits and meet one of the following criteria:

You must be 65 years of age or older; or

  • Your household income must be $58,000 or less a year.
  • This program is not open to non-residents of Riverdale.

Although we will not be verifying age or income information initially, it may be a requirement of receiving the federal money at some point in the future – so if you want to benefit from this program, please be advised that we may be asking for age or income verification at some point in the future.

How It Works

It’s very simple to take advantage of this program. All you have to do is provide your name, address and phone number. Then pick the days you want to have food delivered to your house. Meals will be prepared at the restaurant each day and then delivered to homes between 11:30 and 1:30 – so please make sure you’re home during that time.

There is a limit of 15 meals delivered each day. Orders are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you place an order but we can’t fill it for the day you’ve selected, we’ll let you know.

This program will be in operation until the amount authorized by the City Council ($7,500) is used. Notice of the program’s end will be posted to this website and to social media.


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