The Food Bank of Northern Nevada and our network of partner food pantries work together to ensure everyone across our vast service area is able to access the food assistance they need with locations and times that are convenient for them.
Explore the Food Bank and Partner Distributions Locator and Calendar for all food resources available to help you meet your food needs. You can also scroll down to view and download PDFs of the monthly calendar for all Food Bank programs and lists of our partner food pantries with their service hours.
Visitors to food pantries can receive non-perishable pantry staples along with fresh produce, meats, dairy, and other items.
Download a PDF of the current pantry list/schedule.
The 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 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/formerly food stamps) is an important program for struggling families, seniors, and others. The Food Bank’s SNAP team is available to answer questions and assist with applying for SNAP benefits.
For help with your application over the phone, click here for details.
Kids Cafe provides free, nutritious meals to kids when they are out of school. Kids Cafe consists of a Dinner Program, serving after-school meals throughout the school year, and the Summer Meals program, which provides breakfast/snack and lunch during school breaks.
Throughout the school year, the Kids Cafe Dinner Program serves after school meals at several schools and community centers throughout the Reno/Sparks area. Meals are typically also served during school breaks.
View the calendar or map above for distribution details, or visit the Kids Cafe page for more information about this important program.
The 2022-2023 Kids Cafe schedule will be posted as soon as it is available. It may take a few weeks after the new school year begins for sites to be up and running. In the meantime, families can access additional food resources through their School Food Pantry, Mobile Harvest and partner food pantries.
Through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), the Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides a monthly box of nutritious pantry staples to low-income seniors 60 years and over.
Produce on Wheels provides fresh fruits and vegetables to seniors aged 60 and over.
Download a PDFs of the CSFP and Produce on Wheels schedules.