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.

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 Kids Cafe schedule(s).

Free Meals During SPring Break

Kids Cafe will be open and serving free meals during the Washoe County School District Spring Break, March 20-31, 2023.  Meals are available Monday-Friday at the following locations:

  • Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center | 1301 Valley Road, Reno
    • Breakfast: 8:30-9am
    • Lunch:  12-12:30pm
  • Downtown Library | 301 S Center Street, Reno
    • Lunch: 11:30am-12pm
  • Ardmore Park | 1200 12th Street, Sparks
    • Lunch: 12-12:30pm
  • Sparks Library | 1125 12th Street, Sparks
    • Lunch: 12:15-12:45pm
  • North Valleys Library | 1075 N Hills Blvd, Golden Valley
    • Lunch: 11:30am-12pm

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.
  • Meals need to be eaten on-site.

View the Kids Cafe Dinner Program Schedule for School Year 2022-2023

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.

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.

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