Holiday Meal Distribution
This year, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada will be hosting drive-through distributions with all the fixings needed for a holiday meal.
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- Many Mobile Harvest distributions are currently being run as a drive-through format. When you arrive at a drive-through site, please be sure to pay close attention to all signs, as well as staff and volunteers directing traffic. We kindly ask that you remain in your vehicle the entire time. Your groceries will be loaded into your vehicle for you; please have the door unlocked and ensure that there is space available for the food.
- Those without transportation are still welcome to visit drive-through Mobile Harvest sites and will be served via a walk-up line. Please respect social distancing at all times while on site by remaining at least 6ft away from those not in your household.
- Other sites will be using our walk-up distribution model. All walk-up sites will marked accordingly on the monthly schedule.
- When attending a walk-up site, please remember to bring your own bags for us to pack your selected items into. We cannot guarantee that we will have bags available for those who don’t have their own.
Intake & check-in
- Intake Form: During your first visit to Mobile Harvest, and once per year after, we will need to collect an Intake Form from you. Please know that your responses to the questions on this form are completely confidential and in no way impact your ability to receive food assistance through Mobile Harvest. If you have a printer available to you, you can make the intake process on-site even faster by downloading and completing this form prior to arriving at the site. English Intake Form | Spanish Intake Form
- Barcode IDs: If you have an ID that has a barcode on it, we ask that you provide this during check-in, as it can greatly speed up the check-in process. Please note, IDs are not required, and you will still be happily served with or without one. This request simply helps to move the line along more quickly.
Having others pick food up on your behalf
- If you are unable to make it to a distribution for any reason, you may have a friend/family member pick up your food if you have completed an Authorization Form and designated the person on this form. You may designate up to three people to pick up food on your behalf. Your household may still only receive food once per week, regardless of who is attending the distribution.
- If you have not already completed the Authorization Form, you may download and complete it here and have the person bring it with them to the distribution: English | Spanish
- Please note, you must already have a form on file with us OR the person attending the distribution must bring the form completed and signed by you with them, or we will not be able to allow them to pick up food on your behalf.
- If you are a designated person picking up for another household: You may get food for YOUR household and ONE other household each week. You may be an authorized person for more than one household but will not be able to get food for multiple on any given week.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
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.
- ID and proof of Nevada residency is required for the receipt of USDA food
- Each household must read the “Self Declaration Assurance” and certify eligibility by signing the issuance sheet that their household income does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty guidelines
- For each additional household member add $645.00 per month
View the TEFAP Distribution Schedule
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is an equal opportunity employer and provider. Click here to view the complete non-discrimination statement. View the 2021 TEFAP eligibility guidelines here.
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The Food Bank of Northern Nevada distributes food to pantries throughout our region to offer food assistance.
- Meals are available at no charge for all children and youth ages 2-18.
- Children do not have to attend any after school programming being offered at the time of meal service in order to be served dinner.
- Meals need to be eaten on-site.
View the schedule for locations and times.
Kids Cafe Summer Meals
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada’s Kids Cafe program also offers free breakfast/snack and lunch to children 2-18 years old throughout summer break. Meals are served at a variety of community locations throughout the summer on weekdays.
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is an equal opportunity employer and provider. Click here for additional information in English or Spanish.
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We are here to help connect kids with free nutritious meals that can help children learn, grow and thrive.
- Sparks Christian Fellowship – 510 Greenbrae Dr, Sparks| Every Wednesday 9:00-10:00am
- Center of Influence – 1095 E Taylor St, Reno | Every Thursday 10:00-11:00am
- St. Francis of Assisi – 160 Hubbard Way Ste. F, Reno | Every Thursday 11:00-12:00pm
- Salvation Army – 1560 Main Street, Susanville, CA | Monday through Friday 8:00-9:00am
- Eureka Senior Center – 20 W. Gold St., Eureka | First Monday of the month from 1-2:30 pm
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 each month.
Seniors who do not meet the income guidelines set forth for CSFP may attend distributions to receive a similar box of pantry staples through the Food Bank’s Senior Box program. Guests visiting the CSFP/Senior Box distributions are also able to access fresh fruits and vegetables while picking up their monthly box.
View the CSFP Distribution Schedule
- Participants must meet CSFP income requirements (View the 2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines)
- Participants must be at least 60 years of age
- Eligible clients are required to provide monthly gross income, proof of residency in the state of NV, 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. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is an equal opportunity employer and provider. Click here to view the complete non-discrimination statement.
Senior Box Eligibility:
- Recipients must be at least 60 years of age
- Must show proof of residence in the state of NV
- Income should fall below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level
- Must be willing to complete a brief Intake Form
For more information on either of these programs, or to inquire about whether you may qualify, please contact Leigh Warren at (775) 331-3663 ext 151.
Produce on Wheels
The Food Bank’s Produce on Wheels program focuses on providing access to healthy, nutritious foods that can often be out of reach when living on a fixed income. Produce on Wheels delivers fresh produce to clients at senior living communities and senior centers across northern Nevada. During each distribution, seniors are provided with small, manageable quanitities of a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Clients are welcome and encouraged to attend both distributions held at their assigned site each month.
View the Produce on Wheels Schedule: December 2021
For more information on Produce on Wheels, please contact Jenny Yeager at (775) 331-3663 ext 108.
- Participants must be at least 60 years of age
- Must have a valid ID and be willing to complete a brief Intake Form and Survey
- There are NO income restrictions for this program.
SENIORS EATING WELL Nutrition Classes
Seniors Eating Well is a series of classes offered by the Food Bank of Northern Nevada that aims to improve the health, nutrition knowledge and behaviors of older adults. It focuses specifically on reducing sodium intake, increasing healthy fats, healthy snacking, preparing fruits, vegetables & whole grains, reading nutrition labels, and physical activity.
Help with snap
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/formerly food stamps) is an important program for struggling seniors and others . The Food Bank of Northern Nevada offers SNAP Outreach to help connect eligible clients to these vital benefits. Our team is available to answer questions regarding eligibility and can even assit with the application process. Visit the SNAP Help page for more information and to view the current schedule for our Snap Outreach team.
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The Food Bank of Northern Nevada offers a variety of programs to ensure seniors have access to the food they need to stay healthy.
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