The Food Bank of Northern Nevada helps people in need apply for this vital benefit.
PLEASE NOTE: Food distributions are not held at the Food Bank’s warehouse. If you are in need of food assistance, we ask that you review the resources listed here or call with questions about locations and schedules for distributions. We may not be able to accommodate requests for food assistance from those who arrive at the Food Bank warehouse.
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.
If you or someone you know may be eligible for SNAP benefits, our SNAP Outreach staff can help you with:
• Answering questions about income guidelines and other qualification requirements
• Helping applicants to fill out and submit their application
• Conducting the required interview portion of the application process
• Accepting and verifying required documentation for the application process
• Requesting information about the status of an application or current SNAP case
The SNAP Outreach team is also available to help fill out your SNAP Application over the phone.
View the SNAP Guidelines Flier for more information.
You may bring your completed application to any SNAP Outreach site. We’ll also be happy to assist you, if needed, in completing the form.
Clients living outside of Washoe County may also reach a SNAP Outreach staff member for assistance with applying for benefits by contacting our SNAP hotline at (775) 331-3663, ext. 152, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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 SNAP. Applying for or receiving benefits DOES NOT make someone a “public charge.” Visit the USDA’s Non-Citizen Communities webpage for more details.