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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates from TCAA

Program Specific Updates: As of 3/18/2020

Catered Meals for Tempe Seniors and Adults with Disabilities Offered at Tempe Senior Centers

  • Due to the current closure of City of Tempe senior centers, TCAA is offering a nutritious, drive-through “meal to go” service. This service is offered Monday through Friday from 10-11 AM only. The catered "meal to go" is offered at the North Tempe Multigenerational Center (1555 N Bridalwreath St, Tempe, AZ 85281) at the South entrance. Meals are available at no cost, however donations are welcomed.
  • To access the “meal to go” contact TCAA’s senior nutrition line at 480-858-6511 by noon the day prior to reserve your meal. 

Tempe seniors and adults with disabilities who are homebound and struggling to access the food they need  may qualify for a home-delivered meal service. contact our senior meal line at 480-858-6511 to enroll in the “meal to go” option, or Area Agency on Aging’s senior helpline at 602-264-4357 to register for home-delivered meals.

Catered Meals for Scottsdale Seniors and Adults with Disabilities Offered at the Granite Reef Senior Center in Scottsdale

Catered meals will continue to be available at the Granite Reef Senior Center Monday through Friday during the lunch hour as a meal to go service. South Scottsdale seniors and adults with disabilities in need of this service can register with TCAA by calling our senior meal line by noon one day in advance at 480-858-6511. 

Community Action Program for Tempe and Fountain Hills Households

TCAA is continuing to offer emergency rent and utility assistance for eligible households experiencing a financial crisis. Emergency rent assistance is currently limited to low-income households with minor children.  Utility assistance is available to low-income Tempe households in need (seniors, adults, and/or families with children) even if you have not received a disconnect notice. Click here to access details.  Our emergency rent and utility assistance hotline is open during business hours during March to respond to questions and provide support. Dial 480-389-1375.

Food Pantry for Tempe Households

TCAA is continuing to provide emergency food boxes to Tempe households at our Food Pantry location: 2146 E. Apache Blvd, based on the following schedule:

  • Monday through Friday, 9 AM to noon
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-6:00 PM

Food boxes are also delivered to selected Tempe school locations and distributed by school personnel to students and families in need.

Health Start

Community Health Outreach Workers will assist enrolled families by phone for the time being. Group activities, classes, and special events including Dia De Los Ninos celebration have been postponed. Contact Health Start if you need to speak with your Community Health Worker.

Home Delivered-Meals for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities Offered by TCAA in Tempe and Scottsdale

The Home-Delivered Meal service is available to Tempe and South Scottsdale seniors and adults with disabilities who are homebound. The service is offered Monday through Friday. Depending on household income the meal service may be free of charge to recipients. If you are in need of this service but not currently enrolled with TCAA you may register by contacting Area Agency on Aging’s senior helpline at 602-264-4357

I-HELP Emergency Shelter 

TCAA is continuing to operate the I-HELP Emergency Shelter program in partnership with Tempe area faith organizations and other partners for currently enrolled adults in need of emergency shelter. No new intakes are being accepted at this time. Nightly locations may change on short notice.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors In-Home Care for Seniors

TCAA’s Social Workers will continue to offer case management services via phone for enrolled seniors, as well as to conduct in-home services based on volunteer availability. Grocery store trips are temporarily postponed and as an alternative, TCAA will arrange for delivery of groceries or food boxes. Contact your Neighbors Helping Neighbors Social Worker at 480-350-5871 for further details.


The CDC continues to recommend that the public do the following to protect themselves and others from respiratory illnesses:

  • As COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States and in Arizona, we advise all residents to wear a cloth face covering when in public regardless of whether you feel sick or not.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
  • Get a flu immunization if you have not done so this season.

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus:

Arizona By The Numbers (as of August 4th) 

  • Number of people tested: 1,203,463
  • Number of cases: 180,505
  • Number of deaths: 3,845
  • Total Percent Positive: 12.6%
  • Arizona Level Of Community COVID-19 Spread: WIDESPREAD

For more visit AZDHS.GOV