FOCS Partner & Volunteer Resources

training and Resources


All volunteers and partners participating in the Feeding Our Community Survey must complete a training session.  If you were not able to attend any of the live training sessions, please watch the recorded training session.  After you’ve watched the training video, please follow up with Vickie.

Download the FOCS Training Outline

Additional Resources

Resource Guide
Backup Blank Distribution Tracking Calendar: August 2021
Missing Gift Card Report Slip



About the Survey

In early 2021, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, in partnership with The Nevada Center for Surveys, Evaluation, and Statistics (CSES) at UNR, launched the Feeding Our Community Survey (FOCS) project.  This 1-year project plays an important role in helping the Food Bank to learn more about the guests we serve and find new ways to help meet our community’s needs.  With guidance from CSES, partner agencies and some of the Food Bank’s own direct-service sites across our service area have been identified to participate in the survey project.  The dedication of both partner food pantries and our volunteers is vital to the success of the survey, and we are so thankful for your partnership as we embark on this project.

This space will be updated regularly as additional training, FAQs, and other resources become available throughout the course of the project.  Please check back frequently for updates and don’t hesitate to reach out to Charlotte Williams at or 755-331-3663 X119  if you have questions or concerns.


Caldor Fire Update: Some food pantries in the Lake Tahoe area remain temporarily closed at this time. Visit the Get Help section of the website to view local food pantry schedules for up-to-date information before visiting a pantry.Current Schedule