The Food Bank of Northern Nevada distributes food to local food pantries so that individuals can receive a bag of groceries and other emergency food assistance close to their own neighborhoods. The food pantries are open to help on different days of the week and at various times during those days. Those in need of food assistance can find a variety of resources available through our partner agencies and direct service programs.
Our Mobile Pantry Program helps people in neighborhoods acquire fresh produce and other perishable food items at schools and parks. Much of the food is a result of generous donations from our grocery partners.
The Kids Cafe Dinner Program
operates throughout the school year at several schools in Washoe County. With this program, children can eat an evening meal at a neighborhood school. They do not have to go to that school to be eligible, and it is free to children aged 1 to 18. During the summer months, our Kids Cafe Summer Meals Program
serves a free lunch to kids in parks around Reno/Sparks.
View schedules for these programs, as well as a list of our partner agencies offering emergency food pantries:
For a meal in the Reno-Sparks area: Our partner, St. Vincent’s Dining Room
, serves lunch at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Monday – Saturday at 325 Valley Road, Reno. There are no requirements to be served.
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is the central food distribution warehouse facility for a network of more than 130 hunger-relief agencies and other non-profits throughout northern Nevada and the eastern California Sierra. Curious how our Food Bank works? Learn more.
Homeless youth in the Reno/Sparks area can get information on other resources that may be available to them by visiting Reno Youth Network.