Meals for Kids

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada wants all children to have the food they need to be able to focus on their schoolwork, grow and thrive. The Kids Cafe program provides free, nutritious meals to kids while they are out of school.  

Kids Cafe DInner Program

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.

  • 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.
  • The Food Bank has been granted a temporary waiver, due to COVID-19, to allow meals to be taken off site to be eaten after school.

View the Kids Cafe Dinner Program Schedule for the 2020-2021 School Year

Kids Cafe Summer Meals: Beginning June 14, 2021

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada’s Kids Cafe program will offer free breakfast/snack and lunch to children 2-18 years old throughout summer break.  Meals are being provided at more than 50 locations in the Reno/Sparks area, as well as in Carson City and Fernley.

  • Carson City & Fernley: Meals will be provided weekly from 6/16-8/11/21, with no service on 7/5/21.
    • Children will receive 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches at each pick-up.
  • Reno/Sparks: Some sites will offer weekly distributions from 6/14-7/30/21, while others will serve daily on weekdays from 6/14-8/6/21.  There will be no service on 7/5/21.
    • Weekly Distributions: Children will receive 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches at each pick-up.  Please choose one location to visit per week.
    • Daily Distributions: Grab-n-go meals will be provided at the times designated on the schedule.  One meal will be given per child at each distribution.

Find a site near you

View the complete list of sites and times in the list below, or visit the Kids Cafe Summer Meals Locator to explore the map and find a location near you.

Carson City

  • Salvation Army Church | 911 E. 2nd Street, Carson City – Wednesday | 12:00-1:00pm

Fernley

  • Fernley Pool | 300 Cottonwood Lane, Fernley – Wednesday | 10:00-11:00am

Reno/Sparks

  • Download the Reno/Sparks Community Flyer or view the complete list of sites below.  Looking for a specific area of town?  Click the links below to be taken to sites in that area.

Central/South Reno | Sparks/North Reno | Sun Valley | North Valleys | Downtown/Northwest Reno

Central/South Reno

  • WEEKLY DISTRIBUTIONS
    • Century Park Apts | 250 Stoddard Drive, Reno – Monday | 9:00-9:45am
    • Southwest Village | 3295 South Virginia Street, Reno – Monday | 9:00-9:45am
    • Palace Apts | 395 E. Grove Street, Reno – Monday | 10:15-11:00am
    • Evergreen Apts | 790 Brinkby Avenue, Reno – Monday | 11:30am-12:15pm
    • Lakeview Village Apts | 635 Brinkby Avenue, Reno – Monday | 1:15-2:00pm
    • Fairview Mobile Homes | 2885 Kietzke Lane, Reno – Monday | 2:30-3:15pm
    • Dodson Elementary School | 4355 Houston Drive, Reno – Friday | 9:00-9:45am
    • Donner Springs Elementary School | 5125 Escuela Way, Reno – Friday | 10:15-11:00am
    • Reno Sparks Indian Colony | 34 Reservation Road, Reno – Friday | 11:30am-12:15pm
    • Smithridge Elementary School | 4801 Neil Road, Reno – Friday | 11:30am-12:15pm
    • Wooster High School | 1331 E. Plumb Lane, Reno – Friday | 1:15-2:00pm
    • Echo Loder Elementary School | 600 Apple Street, Reno – Friday | 1:15-2:00pm
    • Anderson Elementary School | 1055 Berrum Lane, Reno – Friday | 2:30-3:15pm
    • Libby Booth Elementary School | 1450 Stewart Street, Reno – Friday | 2:30-3:15pm
  • DAILY DISTRIBUTIONS
    • Sierra View Library | 4001 S. Virginia Street, Reno – Monday-Friday | LUNCH: 11:30am-12:00pm
    • Poulakidas Elementary School | 9600 Mojave Sky Drive, Reno – Monday-Friday | BREAKFAST: 8:30-9:00am – LUNCH: 12:00-12:30pm
    • Huffaker Elementary School | 98 Wheatland Road, Reno – Monday-Friday | BREAKFAST: 8:30-9:00am – LUNCH: 12:00-12:30pm

Sparks/North Reno

  • WEEKLY DISTRIBUTIONS
    • Duncan Elementary School | 1200 Montello Street, Reno – Monday | 9:00-9:45am
    • Cannan Elementary School | 2450 Cannan Street, Reno – Monday | 10:15-11:00am
    • Maxwell Elementary School | 2300 Rock Blvd., Sparks – Monday | 10:15-11:00am
    • Kate Smith Elementary School | 1925 F Street, Sparks – Monday | 11:30am-12:15pm
    • Risley Elementary School | 1900 Sullivan Lane, Sparks – Monday | 11:30am-12:15pm
    • Mathews Elementary School | 2750 Elementary Drive, Reno – Monday | 1:15-2:00pm
    • Mitchell Elementary School | 1216 Prater Way, Sparks – Monday | 1:15-2:00pm
    • Lincoln Park Elementary School | 201 Lincoln Way, Sparks – Monday | 2:30-3:15pm
    • Sparks High School | 820 15th Street, Sparks – Monday | 2:30-3:15pm
    • Sparks Christian Fellowship | 510 Greenbrae Drive, Sparks – Tuesday | 9:00-9:45am
    • Stonegate Apts | 445 Sullivan Lane, Sparks – Tuesday | 10:15-11:00am
    • Sierra Woods Apts | 2244 Greenbrae Drive, Sparks – Tuesday | 11:30am-12:15pm
    • Parkside Garden Apts | 1800 Sullivan Lane, Sparks – Tuesday | 1:15-2:00pm
    • Hidden Oaks Apts | 1305 Pyramid Way, Sparks – Tuesday | 2:30-3:15pm
    • Whittell Pointe | 1855 Selmi Drive, Reno – Wednesday | 9:00-9:45am
    • Banbridge Apts | 1000 El Rancho Drive, Sparks – Wednesday | 10:15-11:00am
    • Community Garden Apts | 2330 Wedekind Road, Reno – Thursday | 9:00-9:45am
    • Silver Terrace & Centennial | 1611 Wedekind Road, Reno – Thursday | 10:15-11:00am
    • Hungry Valley | 340 Eagle Canyon Drive, Sparks – Friday | 2:30-3:15pm
  • DAILY DISTRIBUTIONS
    • Sparks Library | 1125 12th Street, Sparks – Monday-Friday | LUNCH: 12:30-1:00pm
    • Ardmore Park | 1200 12th Street, Sparks – Monday-Friday | LUNCH: 11:15-11:45am – SNACK: 3:15-3:45pm
    • Sparks Recreation Center | 98 Richards Way, Sparks – Monday-Friday | LUNCH: 12:00-12:30pm – SNACK: 4:00-4:30pm

Sun Valley

  • WEEKLY DISTRIBUTIONS
    • Lois Allen Elementary School | 5155 McGuffey Road, Sun Valley – Friday | 9:00-9:45am
    • Sun Valley Elementary School | 5490 Leon Drive, Sun Valley – Friday | 10:15-11:00am
    • Sun Valley Community Park | 111 W. 6th Avenue, Sun Valley – Friday | 11:30am-12:15pm
    • Palmer Elementary School | 5890 Klondike Drive, Sun Valley – Friday | 1:15-2:00pm

North Valleys

  • WEEKLY DISTRIBUTIONS
    • Alice Smith Elementary School | 1070 Beckwourth Dr, Golden Valley – Monday | 9:00-9:45am
    • Cold Springs Middle School | 18235 Cody Court, Cold Springs – Monday | 10:15-11:00am
    • Stead Elementary School | 10580 Stead Blvd., Stead – Monday | 11:30am-12:15pm
    • Desert Heights Elementary School | 13948 Mt. Bismark Street, Stead – Monday | 1:15-2:00pm
    • North Valleys High School | 1470 E. Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley – Monday | 2:30-3:15pm
    • Sierra Shadows Mobile Homes | 10700 Stead Blvd., Stead – Thursday | 11:30am-12:15pm
  • DAILY DISTRIBUTIONS
    • North Valleys Library | 1075 N. Hills Blvd., Golden Valley – Tuesday-Friday | LUNCH: 12:00-12:30pm

Downtown/Northwest Reno

  • WEEKLY DISTRIBUTIONS
    • Zephyr Pointe | 10640 N McCarran Blvd., Reno – Wednesday | 11:30am-12:15pm
    • Clayton Middle School | 1295 Wyoming Avenue, Reno – Friday | 9:00-9:45am
    • Elmcrest Elementary School | 855 McDonald Drive, Reno – Friday | 10:15-11:00am
  • DAILY DISTRIBUTIONS
    • Northern Nevada HOPES | 580 W 5th Street, Reno – Monday-Friday | LUNCH: 11:00am-1:00pm
    • Downtown Library | 301 S. Center Street, Reno – Monday-Friday | LUNCH: 11:30am-12:00pm
    • Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center |1301 Valley Road, Reno – Monday-Friday | BREAKFAST: 8:30-9:00am – LUNCH: 12:00-12:30pm
    • Idlewild Park |2055 Idlewild Drive, Reno – Monday-Friday | BREAKFAST: 9:30-10:00am – LUNCH: 1:00-1:30pm

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