• Updated 3/29/2021

    Food Resources for Families



    Dear WCSD Families:

    As the 2020-2021 school year continues, there are some changes to our meal plans and services.

    All students at all schools will receive free meals until the end of the school year 2020-2021, and into the summer due to changes in the USDA meal programs. These free meals will be available to all students, whether they are learning under the A-B hybrid model, full-time distance learning, or in-classroom learning.


    Estimadas familias del WCSD:

    A medida que continúa el año escolar del 2020-2021, hay algunos cambios en nuestros planes y servicios de comidas. Todos los estudiantes de todas las escuelas recibirán comidas gratuitas hasta el fin del año escolar 2020-2021 y en el verano, debido a cambios en los programas de comidas del USDA. Estas comidas gratuitas estarán disponibles para todos los estudiantes, ya sea que estén aprendiendo bajo el modelo híbrido A-B, aprendizaje a distancia a tiempo completo o aprendizaje en la sala de clase.





    Please fill out the online order form each week.

    This ensures we have enough meals for all who need them!





     Did You Know?School Meals Are Now Being Offered Free Of Charge To All Students




    At elementary schools, students will receive daily meals as in the past.

    En las escuelas primarias, los estudiantes recibirán comidas diarias como en el pasado

    At middle schools and high schools, which are using an A-B hybrid scheduling model, meals will be served as normal during the regular school day. Meals will also be distributed at the end of each school day for students who will be learning at the home the following day. For more efficient meal service, menu options may be limited and WCSD will be temporarily suspending the “a la carte” snack program.

    En Middle Schools y High Schools, que utilizan un modelo de programación híbrido A-B, las comidas se servirán normalmente durante el día escolar regular. Las comidas también se distribuirán al final de cada día escolar para los estudiantes que aprenderán en casa al día siguiente. Para un servicio de comidas más eficiente, las opciones del menú pueden ser limitadas y el WCSD suspenderá temporalmente el programa de refrigerios "a la carta".

    Beginning Tuesday, September 29, 2020, weekly meals for students enrolled in fulltime Distance Learning (seven breakfasts and seven lunches) will be distributed, and there is no cost for families. You will need to fill out a Distance Learning meal order form to reserve free meals for your students. When you arrive at the school, please look for signs that direct you to the curbside pickup location on campus.

    A partir del martes 29 de septiembre del 2020, se distribuirán comidas semanales para los estudiantes inscritos en el programa de aprendizaje a distancia de tiempo completo (siete desayunos y siete almuerzos) y no habrá ningún costo para las familias. Deberá completar un formulario de pedido de comidas de aprendizaje a distancia para reservar comidas gratuitas para sus estudiantes. Cuando lleguen a la escuela, busquen las señales que lo dirijan al lugar de recogida de comidas en la acera del campus.

    Distance Learning meal order form: 


    Formulario de pedido de comida de aprendizaje a distancia: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=D59Rsb8tIU6_NKaGzpdYimSiYO2XJmFNu2RklIi7ogtUODFTNjE1QUxKWkI1S0NZV1BNVFJYRTlGWi4u haga en el idioma en la parte superior derecha para tener la información en español.


    Beginning Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at these 10 sites, any child under the age of 18 -- regardless if they are a student or not -- can receive a free multi-day (seven-day) pack of meals:

    A partir del martes 29 de septiembre del 2020, en estos 10 sitios, cualquier niño de 0 a 18 años, independientemente de si es estudiante o no, puede recibir un paquete de comidas gratuito para varios días (siete días):

    Tuesdays - Martes:

    12 noon - 1 p.m.: North Valleys High School, 1470 E. Golden Valley Rd., Reno

    3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Traner Middle School, 1700 Carville Dr., Reno

    5 P.M. - 6 P.M.: Sun Valley Elementary School, 5490 Leon Dr., Sun Valley

    Wednesdays - Miércoles:

    9 a.m. - 10 a.m.: Wooster High School, 1331 E. Plumb Lane, Reno

    12 p.m. - 1 p.m.: Cold Springs Middle School, 18235 Cody Ct., Reno

    3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Clayton Middle School, 1295 Wyoming Ave., Reno

    Thursdays - Jueves:

    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Sparks High School, 1820 15th St., Sparks

    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Desert Skies Middle School,7550 Donatello Dr., Sun Valley

    3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Pine Middle School, 4800 Neil Rd., Reno

    5 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Stead Elementary School, 10580 Stead Blvd., Reno


    For more information about meal services for students, please visit Nutrition Services at https://www.washoeschools.net/domain/69.

    Para obtener más información sobre los servicios de comidas para los estudiantes, visite a los Servicios de nutrición en https://www.washoeschools.net/domain/69.


    Thank you!


    Access to Healthcare:

    Access to Healthcare (http://www.accesstohealthcare.org/) also offers free food resources to individuals, families, and seniors. These food boxes include perishable and non-perishable food items. Please call (877) 385-2345 for more information.


    Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Partner Agencies:


    Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada provides free meals and emergency food supplies. For more information, please visit:



    U.S. Department of Agriculture:

    Resources for families

    As a reminder to all Americans, the USDA National Hunger Hotline remains a helpful resource for people seeking food assistance. The hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, can be reached Monday-Friday between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern time at (866) 3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or (877) 8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) in Spanish.


    Attention Families!

    If your students qualified for the Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) program between March 2020 and May 2020, you will automatically receive the “Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer” cards in the mail soon. These cards may be used to purchase food, so please use them! They will not impact your FRL status and no further information is required.

    For households currently receiving SNAP and/or TANF benefits, the P-EBT benefit will automatically be deposited on the household’s existing EBT card, by early September.

    For more information:

    Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program Frequently Asked Questions

    Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer(P-EBT)

    Updated on March 29, 2021