Through our network of Partner Agencies and direct service programs, the Food Bank works to ensure that neighbors in need of food are able to get the help they need. To find locations and times that work for you, view the lists and schedules for each of our programs and Partner Agencies below.
Access to nutritious, healthful food is vital for the community members we serve. Throughout the month, the Food Bank’s Mobile Harvest program visits neighborhoods across northern Nevada and eastern California to distribute produce and other fresh food items to clients. All community members in need of food assistance are welcome to visit Mobile Harvest. There are no qualification requirements, and each household may pick up food from a Mobile Harvest distribution once per week.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that provides food commodities at no cost to Americans in need of short-term hunger relief through food providers like emergency food pantries, food banks, soup kitchens and shelters. Click here for the TEFAP eligibility guidelines.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/formerly food stamps) is an important program for struggling families, seniors, and others. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada offers SNAP Outreach to help connect eligible clients to these vital benefits.
For help with your application over the phone, click here for details.
The Kids Cafe program provides free, nutritious meals to kids while they are out of school. Throughout the school year, the Kids Cafe Dinner Program serves after school meals at several schools and community centers throughout the Reno/Sparks area.
The Food Bank has added 17 free meal sites to serve distance learning students in Washoe County. This program is open to all children between the ages of 2 and 18 and online pre-registration is required.
Each meal kit prepared for pickup will include 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches for each child.
Through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), the Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides a monthly box of nutritious food to low-income seniors 60 years and over. Boxes are distributed at more than 40 locations across Reno, Sparks, and rural northern Nevada.
In addition to the CSFP Program, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada has added more distributions to deliver fresh produce to Seniors. This program is called Produce on Wheels.
View the Produce on Wheels Schedule: April 2021
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.
Homeless youth in the Reno/Sparks area can get information on other resources that may be available to them by visiting Reno Youth Network.