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.
There are 2 categories of agencies:
• Emergency Agencies
• Non-Emergency Agencies
Emergency Agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. When looking for food assistance, please use the emergency agencies or agencies that are listed as a pantry, soup kitchen or emergency shelter.
Non-emergency agencies include residential facilities, day care centers, senior centers, rehabilitation centers and afterschool programs.
Please click here for a list of public service pantries -- both urban and rural. 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.
Our Mobile Pantry Program (and here is the mobile schedule) helps people in neighborhoods acquire perishables at schools and parks. Much of the food is a result of generous donations from our grocery partners.
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 5 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. No requirements to be served.
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is the central food distribution warehouse facility for a network of more than 100 hunger-relief agencies and other non-profits throughout northern Nevada and the eastern California Sierra.
Curious how our Food Bank works? Click here.