• Updated 6/08/2021

    Food Resources for Families


    During the summer months, children are able to get free meals from the Food Bank of Northern Nevada through their Kids Cafe summer program.  Kids Cafe is a program offering free meals to children and youth when school is out of session and summer distribution will begin at most sites the week of June 14, 2021.  Some sites will offer weekly distributions and children will receive seven breakfasts and seven lunches at each pick-up.  Families are asked to pick up at one location each week.  There will also be some daily sites offering grab-n-go meals at designated times.  The program is available to all children between the ages of 2 and 18.  Meals are being provided at more than 50 locations in the Reno/Sparks area.  The entire schedule is accessible online at fbnn.org/KidsCafe.   Also, posted here.

    To access information on the District's meals, including nutrition and wellness tools, visit www.washoeschools.net/Nutrition. This site has the most current information on district meals.


    Durante los meses de verano, los niños pueden obtener comidas gratuitas mediante el Food Bank of Northern Nevada con su programa de verano de Kids Cafe.  Kids Cafe es un programa que ofrece comidas gratuitas para niños y jóvenes cuando las escuelas estan en receso y la distribución de alimentos durante el verano comenzará en la mayoria de sitios la semana del 14 de junio, 2021.  Algunos sitios ofrecerán distribución cada semana y los niños recibirán siete desayunos y siete almuerzos.  Se les pide a las familias que recogan en un sitio cada semana.  También hay algunos sitios que ofrecerán comida para llevar.  El programa esta disponible para todos los niños de 2 a 18 años.  Las comidas serán distribuidas en más de 50 sitios en el área de Reno/Sparks.  El horario está disponible en línea en fbnn.org/KidsCafe.   También se encuentran aquí.

    Para información sobre los alimentos del distrito, incluyendo herramientas de nutrición y bienestar, visite www.washoeschools.net/Nutrition.  Este sitio se mantiene actualizada con información del distrito.


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    Local community resources that also provide food to individuals and families: 

    Recursos comunitarios que también ofrecen comida para personas y familias:

    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