Through a variety of programs and services, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and our partner agencies provide food to people in need right in the areas where they live.
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada distributes food to local food pantries so that people and families can receive a bag of groceries and other emergency food assistance close to their own neighborhoods. These food pantries are open to help on different days of the week and at various times during those days. Those in need of food assistance can find a variety of resources available through our partner agencies and direct service programs.
Find a food pantry near you.
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.
Clients are asked to complete a brief Intake Form when visiting Mobile Harvest for the first time and once a year after that. There are no other qualification requirements to receive food through the Mobile Harvest distribution.
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.
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. Program participants are provided with a box of supplemental food items, which may include canned meat; vegetables; fruit; cereal, pasta, rice, or potatoes; evaporated or dry milk; dry beans or peanut butter; and American cheese.
Participants must meet CSFP income requirements
Eligible clients are required to provide monthly gross income, proof of residency, and a photo ID
CSFP is a program of the USDA and is administered by the Nevada State Department of Administration, Purchasing Division; Food Distribution Program.
For more information on this program or to inquire about whether you may qualify, please contact Leigh Warren at (775) 331-3663 ext 151.
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