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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. 

This list has some of the times and locations. Please click here for a list of public service pantries -- both urban and rural. 

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. 

Let us help you get connected with valuable SNAP (food stamp) Benefits. Click here to find out more about SNAP Benefits . Having these benefits helps ensure a consistent supply of food for families rather than relying on an occasional bag of food for emergencies.

We have Kids Cafe Dinner at Schools where children can eat an evening meal at their local school. They do not have to go to that school to be eligible and it is free to children aged 1 to 18. 

Click here to find out more about the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for seniors and families with small children. 

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..
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