The Food Bank of Northern Nevada hosts and participates in many events for our cause. We welcome organizations seeking a charity partner for their event.

Throughout the year, the Food Bank hosts and participates in a variety of events. Whether they are food and fund drives, All Ages Volunteer Events, CANstruction or more, there are exciting ways to get the word out about those who are struggling in our area and how we can all make a difference!



Have a heart for hunger?  Join us from 5:30-8pm on Wednesday, February 14 for a special PALentine’s Day Volunteer Session!  Grab a friend, a group of buddies, or your main squeeze and head out to the Food Bank’s warehouse to help sort and pack food donations for distribution to our neighbors in need.  Volunteers who attend this extra-fun session will be rewarded with complimentary chocolates and free entries into a raffle for some GREAT prizes being drawn every half hour during the session.

Prizes include: Wild Island attraction passes, free dozen donuts from Doughboys, gift basket from Bella Italia of Sierra Italia Inc, family Archery Experience for 4 at Wasting Arrows, and $50 to spend at Roundabout Grill inside Whitney Peak.

Space is limited.  Head on over to the Volunteer Scheduling page to register.


15th annual canstruction ~ Save the Date
March 7 – 11, 2018

Meadowood Mall
5000 Meadowood Mall Circle, Reno nv

The 15th Annual CANstruction event is scheduled for March 7-11, 2018 at Meadowood Mall.  Mark your calendar so you don’t miss it!

The event involves student and corporate teams making large sculptures out of non-perishable foods that are judged, enjoyed and then donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.  The event is organized by the American Institute of Architects of Northern Nevada (AIANN).

On Wednesday, March 7 teams will have 12 hours to build their structure and this is a great day to come by the mall and see what the event is all about.  After structures are judged on Thursday, they will remain up through the weekend and are eligible for people’s choice voting.  Each vote is $1 and all the money goes to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.


If you’re interested in inviting the Food Bank to be part of your event, please email our Events & Food Drives Coordinator, Lauren Greeney or call (775) 331-3663 ext 156.