• Updated 3/23/2020

    Food Resources for Families


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    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:




    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

    Greenbrae Elementary  1840 4th St., Sparks

    Evelyn Mount Community Center   1301 Valley Road, 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


    Each weekday, from 11am to 12:30pm, “grab and go” meals are available at:

    Incline Elementary School   915 Northwood Blvd., Incline Village

    Cold Springs Middle School  18235 Cody Court, Reno


    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 Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows has been granted by the Nevada Department of Agriculture the ability to begin serving box lunch breakfast and lunch meals as of Tuesday, March 17, 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.



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