Meals for Kids

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada wants all children to have the food they need to be able to focus on their schoolwork, grow and thrive.

Meals-for-kidsWe are here to help connect kids with free nutritious meals that can help them thrive and help their family’s budget as well. Our Kids Cafe programs are designed to help fill the meal gap while children are out of school, so that they can get back to just being a kid.

All Kids Cafe meals are available to all children between the ages of 1 and 18 and are always free. Children do not have to attend schools where the meals are hosted or be part of any programming offered at the site.

Kids Cafe Dinner Program operates throughout the school year, serving dinner at more than 30 schools and community centers in Reno and Sparks.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals Program is a mobile program which delivers a free lunch to children at more than 50 sites right in the neighborhoods where they live, often times at a park where the kids are encouraged to spend some time playing and being active while joining our staff for lunch. Some Summer Meals sites also offer a free breakfast in addition to lunch.

View the current 2016-17 School Year Kids Cafe Dinner Program schedule for mealtimes at a site near you.

Kids Cafe meals are supported in part by the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)* and are available to all children without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

*In accordance with federal law and USDA policy, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.