If you are struggling with hunger, we have a variety of programs to help.
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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.
The types of USDA foods expected to be available are juices, canned fruits and vegetables, canned and/or frozen meats, dry beans, and pastas. Food may be picked up once per month at a designated location. There will be no make-up benefits. If you do not participate during a month at your designated location, you will lose your benefits for that month.
For questions regarding eligibility or distribution, contact Chris Gleim, Commodities and Procurement Programs Supervisor, at (775) 331-3663 ext 129.
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Kids in Washoe County will be out of school for Fall Break October 2-6, and Kids Cafe will be offering free lunch to kids at five locations during the break. All meals are required to be eaten on-site. Children do not have to attend any programming taking place at the site in order to be served a meal.
Meals are available at the following sites:
Non-Citizens & USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Programs
Non-citizens and their family members may be eligible to participate in several programs operated by the Food and Nutrition Service, including meals for kids. Applying for or receiving benefits DOES NOT make someone a “public charge.” Visit the USDA’s Non-Citizen Communities webpage for more details.
Through the Senior Nutrition and Wellness Program (SNWP), 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. View the USDA’s Nutrition in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program Food Package flyer for nutrition information and tips.
Guests visiting the SNWP/Senior Box distributions are also able to access fresh fruits and vegetables while picking up their monthly box.
View the Senior Nutrition & Wellness (formerly CSFP) Distribution Schedule:
The Senior Nutrition and Wellness Program is part of the USDA’s Commodity and Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and is administered by the Nevada State Department of Administration, Purchasing Division; Food Distribution Program. For more information on either of these programs, or to inquire about whether you may qualify, please contact Taylor Cerny at (775) 331-3663 ext 158.
Non-Citizens & USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Programs
Non-citizens and their family members may be eligible to participate in several programs operated by the Food and Nutrition Service, including CSFP. Applying for or receiving benefits DOES NOT make someone a “public charge.” Visit the USDA’s Non-Citizen Communities webpage for more details.
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.
For more information on Produce on Wheels, please contact Sean Meeks at (775) 331-3663 ext 142.
Seniors Eating Well is a pop-up class or 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.
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.[callToActionCopy] => Find Out More [callToActionUrl] => https://fbnn.org/gethelp/seniors/ [callToActionTarget] => [hideInlineSizes] => [tag] => [showFunction] => )
All fresh fruits and vegetables
Whole grain bread, pasta, tortillas
Skim, 1%, and 2% milk
Plain water, coffee, and tea
Moderate levels of fat, sodium, or added sugar; can contribute to good health
Some examples of YELLOW foods include:
100% fruit juice
Regular “white” bread, pasta, tortillas
Most peanut butter
Plain dried fruit such as raisins
High levels of fat, sodium, or added sugar; think of as treats; limited health benefits
Some examples of RED foods include:
Desserts such as ice cream, cookies, cake
Most processed / packaged snacks
Regular soda and juice drinks
SWAP was developed by the Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions at Connecticut Foodshare.
For more information about the Food Bank’s nutrition programs, please contact programs manager, Kerry Kelly, at (775) 331-3663 ext 147.[callToActionCopy] => Read More [callToActionUrl] => https://fbnn.org/gethelp/nutrition/ [callToActionTarget] => [hideInlineSizes] => [tag] => [showFunction] => )
The Family Health Festival provides an opportunity for the community to connect to a variety of local education, employment, food, health, housing, safety, and transportation resources. Free services offered at the FHFs typically include the Food Bank’s Mobile Harvest, assistance with applying for SNAP (food stamps) benefits, immunizations, dental screenings, along with a wide variety of other resources.
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Family Health Festivals are a collaborative service brought to you by a committee of local non-profit, civic, and healthcare organizations, including: Washoe County Health District, Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Immunize Nevada, United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra, Community Health Alliance, Northern Nevada HOPES, Community Services Agency, LIBERTY Dental Plan, Family Resource Center, Molina Healthcare, and Health Plan of Nevada.