Food Resources for Families
Working in partnership, the Washoe County School District and Food Bank of Northern Nevada are providing free meals for all children, aged 18 and under, at the following sites. You do not need to provide identification or information about your family to receive these free meals.
Given the dynamic nature of this situation, we will be updating sites and serving times as needs arise.
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada's Kids Cafe program offers breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under.
Meals will be provided twice a week at each site-- either Monday AND Thursday ... or Tuesday AND Friday -- unless otherwise noted below. Families will be given multi-days' worth of meals at one time, and meals include one breakfast and one lunch per day.
Meals are served in a "grab 'n go" style, either in a drive-through or walk-up method.
The schedule is below:
LOCATIONS, DATES, & TIMES
On Mondays and Thursdays, from 9am to 10am, the following sites will serve multi-day meals:
Bernice Mathews Elementary School 2750 Elementary Drive Reno
Virginia Palmer Elementary 5890 Klondike Dr., Sun Valley
On Mondays and Thursdays, from 10:30am to 12 noon, the following site will serve multi-day meals:
Greenbrae Elementary 1840 4th St., Sparks
On Mondays and Thursdays, from 11am to 12 noon, the following sites will serve as meal distribution centers:
Lois Allen Elementary School 5155 McGuffey Road, Sun Valley
Alice Smith Elementary 1070 Beckwourth Dr., Reno
Libby Booth Elementary 1450 Stewart St., Reno
Evelyn Mount Community Center 1301 Valley Road, Reno
On Mondays and Thursdays, from 11am to 12:30pm, the following site will serve multi-day meals:
Cold Springs Middle School 18235 Cody Ct. Reno
On Mondays and Thursdays, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, the following schools will serve as meal distribution sites:
Rita Cannan Elementary 2450 Cannan St., Reno
Duncan STEM Academy 1200 Montello St., Reno
Echo Loder Elementary 600 Apple St., Reno
Sun Valley Elementary 5490 Leon Drive, Sun Valley
Stead Elementary 10580 Stead Blvd., Reno
On Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9am to 10am, the following site will serve multi-day meals:
Double Diamond Elementary School 1200 South Meadows Pkwy. Reno
Agnes Risley Elementary 1900 Sullivan Lane, Sparks
On Tuesdays and Fridays, from 11am to 12:30pm, the following site will serve multi-day meals:
Nancy Gomes Elementary 3870 Limkin St. Reno
Each weekday, from 11am to 12:30pm, “grab and go” meals are available at:
Incline Elementary School 915 Northwood Blvd., Incline Village
On Tuesdays and Fridays, 11am to 12noon, the following schools will serve as meal distribution sites:
Dodson Elementary School 4355 Houston, Reno
Lincoln Park Elementary School 201 Lincoln Way, Sparks
Desert Heights Elementary School 13948 Mt. Bismark St., Reno
Smithridge Elementary School 4801 Neil Rd., Reno
Robert Mitchell Elementary School 1216 Prater Way, Sparks
On Tuesdays and Fridays, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, the following schools will serve as meal distribution sites:
Maxwell Elementary School 2300 Rock Blvd, Sparks
Anderson Elementary School 1055 Berrum Ln., Reno
Donner Springs Elementary School 5125 Escuela Way, Reno
Elmcrest Elementary School 855 McDonald Dr., Reno
Kate Smith Elementary School 1925 F St., Sparks
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:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Truckee Meadows (BGCTM):
The Nevada Department of Agriculture has authorized The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows to provide "grab and go" breakfast and lunch meals from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at our five main sites located in Reno:
- 2680 E. Ninth Street (Donald W. Reynolds)
- 1300 Foster Drive (William N. Pennington)
- 1090 Bresson Avenue (Carano Youth Center)
- 3905 Neil Road (Neil Road Youth Center)
- 325 Patrician Drive (Lemmon Valley Youth Center)
Delivery of meals will be through a drive-by service only, with BGCTM staff members delivering an appropriate amount of meals to each vehicle seeking assistance. Although those seeking service are not required to be a BGCTM member, in accordance with US Department of Agriculture policy, meals can only be provided to kids 18 years of age and younger (only solid food meals will be available).
There is no purchase price for the meals. Breakfast service at each site will begin at 8:30 a.m., with lunch service at 11:30 a.m. Service will be available Mondays through Fridays for as long as Washoe County Schools are closed.
U.S. Department of Agriculture:
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.