Whether you are a self-motivated individual volunteer, represent a community or employee group, or are looking for school or work-related, or court-ordered community service opportunities, there’s something for you to do to help at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. You’ll have fun and  help those less fortunate in our region.  All are welcome over the age of ten years of age.  Children between the ages of 10 and 16 who volunteer must be accompanied by an adult.

Prior to volunteering, all individuals and groups must make a reservation so we can plan an appropriate task for the number of volunteers. Please contact  Mary Burdick  at 775-785-5957 or submit our online volunteer request form.

Please note, the warehouse will be closed December 24 & 25 and January 1.  Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all of us at the Food Bank!


Last year our volunteers gave 22,000+ hours of their time, talent and dedication that helped us to feed more than 200,000 people. This is the equivalent of 10 full time employees that helped keep our costs in check and feed more people. 

Once a year we recognize groups and individuals for their efforts. The top groups in 2013 were:
Sierra Nevada Job Corps
Boy Scout Troop 443
Pro Net
Reed High School  National Honor Society
Sparks Christian Fellowship
Wells Fargo
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Nevada
K oinonia Family Services
Summit Christian Church
Haws Corporation

Many, many individuals also make volunteering an integral part of their lives to help others who have less know that the community cares.

If you are interested in volunteering, and want to know more, check out the Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions and submit our online volunteer request form to sign up. Some of you have asked to have your own virtual food drive to represent the volunteers. Here is the personalized URL for you to contribute with your peer group: here

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The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Complex (TRIC). From Reno, take I-80 East towards Fernley. Drive about 16 miles and take Exit Number 32 -- USA Parkway. (From Fernley, take I-80 West and exit at #32.) Head south along USA Parkway for 2.5 miles. Take a Left on Italy Drive. We love to have visitors tour, have their meetings and volunteer. Call 775-331-3663.