The Map above (clickable) is one way to find out about the Summer Foods Program. OR CLICK HERE for a downloadable flyer. Because approximately 28,300 Washoe County school children are eligible for free or reduced price school breakfast and lunch during the school year we know that the summer months are a time when children are not receiving important nourishment. We have 38 locations where children in need aged 1-18 can get food this summer.
Children ages 1 to 18 years old receive free nutritious meals. Meals must be eaten on site. This program meets local health department approval. This is a USDA (Summer Food Service) program which is available to all children without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Contact the Food Bank of Northern Nevada for more information at 775-331-3663
Twenty-two years ago, the Food Bank asked the question "What happens to these kids locally when school is out for the summer?" The Summer Food Service Program began in 1991 as a way to help those children who don't have enough to eat in the summer. To ensure that they get fed, children can come to the park or local community center that is nearest their home weekdays and get a healthy meal. During the summer of 2012, the Food Bank served 55,006 meals at 23 sites-- five low-income housing complexes, two school yards, and 15 parks -- around Washoe County. In addition, we distributed 6,294 meals in rural areas through a grant from ConAgra.
The Food Bank works closely with other community organizations to be sure children in most low-income neighborhoods can get a meal nearby. We also help start summer meal programs in rural areas of Nevada.