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.

Kids Cafe

The Kids Cafe program provides free, nutritious meals to kids while they are out of school.  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 available at no charge for all children and youth ages 1-18.
  • 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

distance learning meals

The Food Bank has added 17 free meal sites to serve distance learning students in Washoe County.  This program is open to all children between the ages of 2 and 18 and online pre-registration is required.

Each meal kit prepared for pickup will include 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches for each child.

Families picking up meals on the week of May 17 can begin registration on Tuesday, May 4 and must reserve those meals by 3 p.m. on Monday, May 10.

Distance Learning Meals Order Form


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