Through our network of Partner Agencies and direct service programs, the Food Bank works to ensure that neighbors in need of food are able to get the help they need. To find locations and times that work for you, view the lists and schedules for each of our programs and Partner Agencies below.
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.
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is committed to continuing to serve our community while taking precautions to protect the health and safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff. For the time being, we have made adjustments to the Mobile Harvest schedule and distribution format. This means that the regular monthly schedule of sites and times is temporarily suspended. Please view the current Mobile Harvest Schedule for sites effective April 1.
Please visit the Neighborhood Pantry page for more details on these temporary changes to Mobile Harvest.
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. Click here for the TEFAP eligibility guidelines.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/formerly food stamps) is an important program for struggling families, seniors, and others. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada offers SNAP Outreach to help connect eligible clients to these vital benefits.
For help with your application over the phone, click here for details.
The Kids Cafe program will once again be providing free, nutritious meals to kids while they are out of school for summer break. This year, there have been changes made to the distributions in order to continue to provide meals to children in the safest way possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kids Cafe program will visit 26 Reno/Sparks locations on a Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday schedule. Additionally, meals will be distributed in Fernley each week on Wednesday. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada’s Kids Cafe program will offer breakfast and lunch to children 1-18 years old.
Through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), 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.
Our partner, St. Vincent’s Dining Room, serves lunch at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Monday – Saturday at 325 Valley Road, Reno.
There are no requirements to be served.
Homeless youth in the Reno/Sparks area can get information on other resources that may be available to them by visiting Reno Youth Network.