Food Resources for Families
Dear WCSD Families:
As we begin the 2020-2021 school year, meal services will resume at our schools.
Families that would like to apply for free- and reduced price meals are encouraged to visit this link to complete the application process: https://rocket.washoeschools.net
At elementary schools, students will receive daily meals as in the past.
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.
For students who are engaging in Distance Learning every day, WCSD is providing five days’ worth of breakfasts and lunches each week. There is no cost for families who qualify for free- and reduced meals. Families who do not qualify for free- and reduced meals will need to pay and are encouraged to put funds into “My School Bucks” to cover the costs:
Five-day pack: $23.75
Middle- and High Schools:
Five-day pack: $25.00
Weekly meals for students enrolled in Distance Learning (five breakfasts and five lunches) will be distributed from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at:
- North Valleys High School
- Sparks High School
- Wooster High School
You will need to fill out a Distance Learning meal order form to reserve meals for your students. When you arrive at the school, please look for signs that direct you to the curbside pickup location on campus.
Here are links to commonly requested information:
- Distance Learning meal order form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=D59Rsb8tIU6_NKaGzpdYiriFosVe02lJlJg59XJBiXNUODgwSkVNMjUyRFBaTUUwN05aSkJaTzA0SiQlQCN0PWcu
- Links to applications for free- and reduced price meal benefits: https://rocket.washoeschools.net
- Loading prepayments for your student’s MySchoolBucks account: https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/1165
For more information about meal services for students, please visit Nutrition Services at https://www.washoeschools.net/domain/69.
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 tiems. 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:
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.
Updated August 13, 2020