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[summary] => Caring neighbors are essential to the work we do to solve hunger in our region.
Help feed thousands with just a couple hours of your time
The dedication of caring, compassionate community members is an integral part of our work, and we welcome and appreciate your time, talent, and interest in joining us in the fight against hunger. Volunteering is a truly rewarding experience, and we look forward to showing you just how much fun it can be, too. Together, we can solve hunger!
Whether you are a self-motivated individual volunteer, represent a community or employee group, or are looking for school or work-related, or court-ordered community service opportunities, there’s something for you to do to help at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.
It all starts here. Keeping the shelves of our warehouse stocked with food ready to be distributed to neighbors in need is a vital part of the work that we rely on our volunteers to help us with. Volunteers working at the Food Bank’s distribution center take on the task of sorting and packing non-perishable food items generously donated by the community. Our warehouse volunteers also help with packing boxes distributed to seniors through the Commodity and Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and sorting and packing bulk produce for distribution through our Mobile Harvest program and Partner Agencies. The Food Bank happily welcomes individuals and groups of all sizes to our warehouse.
Please note: for the safety of our volunteers, Closed-toe shoes are mandatory when volunteering in the warehouse OR AT DISTRIBUTIONS.
Distribute Food in the Community
Want to see the impact you’re having first-hand? Consider volunteering at any of our client distribution programs. We recruit volunteers for Mobile Harvest and Senior CSFP box distribution throughout our service area.
Throughout the year, the Food Bank hosts and participates in several community events. Periodically, these events need volunteers to help facilitate and run them. We’d love to have you join us!
From time to time, the Food Bank needs help with mailings, database management, courtesy calls and other clerical duties in our offices. Administrative volunteers are recruited on an as-needed basis. Please let us know if you’d like to be added to our list of administrative volunteers.
nEED TO CANCEL A SESSION?
We understand that you may sign up to volunteer with the Food Bank and later need to change your plans. During this time, it is critical that we have an accurate count of the number of volunteers to expect at any of our sessions. If you need to cancel for any reason, please take the time to let us know either by canceling your registration in CERVIS or contacting our volunteer coordinator Vickie Jarman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-785-1431.
Court-Mandated Community Service Policy
Please note: You must contact us prior to scheduling any hours that are to be applied toward court-mandated community service. Any sessions completed without first receiving approval may not count towards mandated hours.
Charges related to an act of violence of any kind are prohibited.
Every shift must be scheduled in advance.
We require a minimum of 48 hours’ notice. – No walk-ins.
Must provide additional documentation, including specific offense and case number.
Upon completion of hours, we require 72 hours’ notice to prepare verification or completion letter.
Ready to get started?
Great! Please create your volunteer account by submitting the New Volunteer Application. You’ll then be able to view all of our current volunteer opportunities and schedule yourself for sessions. To get started as a new volunteer group, you should also complete the Volunteer Group Request Form. To inquire about current special event or administrative support opportunities, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Vickie Jarman.
Prior to volunteering, all individuals and groups must make a reservation so we can plan an appropriate task for the number of volunteers.
Have an even Greater Impact
Did you know many employers will make a monetary donation on behalf of an employee as a match for their volunteer hours? Check to see if your company provides a volunteer match to double the impact your time spent volunteering with the Food Bank will have on our neighbors in need.
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[summary] => Helping us collect donated food is a great team-building experience. It’s easy.
Important 2023 update
We are currently experiencing a significant driver shortage at our facility. We appreciate your help in conserving our resources for food distributions and program services. Due to the high demand of food drive requests and our main priority being our daily food programs and distributions, we cannot guarantee that pick-up and drop-off dates will be completed on the date(s) requested. The good news is that you can help! Please help our food drive program be as successful as possible by helping us with the following:
If possible, please help us by picking up your barrels and dropping off your food donations. Barrels can be picked up and donations dropped off right at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Interested in learning more about the Food Bank and how we work to serve more than 130,000 people every month? Schedule a date/time to stop by, and we’d love to show you around a bit while you’re here!
For efficiency, when we do pick up food, we need to pick up full barrels. We simply do not have the resources available to pick up nearly empty barrels. If your food drive is taking more time than you thought just let us know that you need more time! We offer food throughout the year and your donations will be utilized. We appreciate your patience and your flexibility so very much!
Please remember that we do need your donations, and we appreciate them and you very much. Thank you so much for your support and for your patience!
Food and Fund Drives benefiting the Food Bank
Each month, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada helps to feed more than 130,000 neighbors in need in our community, and food and monetary gifts donated by caring community members are a vital part of making that happen.
Food & Fund Drives have played an important role in collecting donations for food banks like Food Bank of Northern Nevada for decades. However, traditional food drives are changing as food pantries and other Food Bank partners continue to seek out fresh, more nutritious food for our neighbors facing hunger.
That’s where the Food Bank’s Virtual Food Drive comes in.
When you host a Virtual Food Drive for Food Bank of Northern Nevada, you are transforming $1 into 3 meals for hungry children, seniors, and families in our community. Better yet, your Virtual Drive will help put fresh foods including produce, dairy and meat, on the tables of those who need it most. The impact is incredible!
Every dollar and every pound of food count, so whether you choose to host a Virtual Food & Fund Drive or want to go the more traditional route, your donations will help us feed those experiencing need right here in our community.
Please register your food drive with our form to get the barrel(s) delivered to you. Once you click submit, the form goes right to the inbox of our Event & Food Drive Coordinator, Jessica. She will get back to you within 1-5 days from when you submit the form.
How long should I host my food drive for?
You can host a food drive for as long or short of a time as you would like. That said, most food drives are scheduled to last for 3-6 weeks.
When do you need food the most?
February-August are great months to host a food drive. The holidays are a popular time for hosting drives, with more than half of all food drive donations received in November and December. As we move into spring and summer, donations tend to slow while we continue to serve more than 92,000 people each month.
When does your holiday food drive start?
The Food Bank needs food all year round, so there is no start or end date for food drives, even during the holidays.
What if I'd like to have a permanent, year-round food drive?
That’s wonderful! Please submit the Food Drive Form and indicate in the notes that you would like to keep the barrel all year.
What are the most-needed foods?
Access to nutritious food is vital for our neighbors who face hunger, and we ask that those donating food choose the most nutritious items available whenever possible. Please post this list to help your food donors determine what foods to donate.
Protein: Peanut Butter, Tuna, Salmon, Chicken, Dried or Canned Beans
Grains: Whole Grain Cereal, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Whole Grain Pasta
Fruits: Canned (Packed in 100% Juice or Light Syrup), Dried Fruit, Applesauce (No Sugar Added), 100% Fruit Juice Boxes
Vegetables: Canned (No Salt Added and/or Low-Sodium Preferred)
Dairy: Shelf Stable Milk
Kid-friendly Snacks: Granola Bars, Popcorn, Animal Crackers, Graham Crackers
Baby Products: Formula, Infant Cereal, Baby Food
Please encourage your donors to check expiration dates before donating food items.
What items can you accept? Are there any foods that I shouldn't donate?
For food drives, please donate only non-perishable foods. We CANNOT accept alcohol or alcoholic beverage mixers. Please encourage your donors to check expiration dates before donating food items and to avoid items in glass containers. There are ways to donate perishable food like fruits and vegetables, too. Please let us know if you’re interested in information about perishable food donations.
How do I donate money with our food drive?
Donations can be made online or by mailing a check to:
Food Bank of Northern Nevada
Attn: Jessica Vela
550 Italy Drive | Sparks, NV 89437
If you have a cash donation that needs to be collected, please contact Jessica Vela, and she’ll be happy to arrange to pick the donation up from your location.
Food Drive Collection Barrels
What days do you deliver barrels?
We deliver on Tuesdays and Thursdays most of the year. We deliver Monday – Friday starting mid-October through mid-January. We get a high number of Food Drive requests during the holiday season, and our trucks do fill up so be sure to get your form in early!
What time will my barrel arrive?
Our drivers make their own routes each morning, so we cannot guarantee a time. If you need notice before the driver drops off the barrel we can make a note for the driver to call you 30 minutes or an hour ahead of time. Please specify in the notes section when you register your food drive.
Can I pick up my barrel and/or drop off my food at the Food Bank? What are the days/times?
Absolutely. Please contact the Food Bank main line at (775) 331-3663 to let us know you are coming. We can receive food donations between 8am and 4pm at the back of our warehouse. We are located off USA Parkway at 550 Italy Drive in McCarran, NV. If you are interested in touring our facility and learning more about how your donation will be put to use, we would love to show you around when you drop off the food.
Can I pick up my food drive barrel in town?
Typically, barrels are not able to be picked up in town.
The exception to this is our annual Drive-By Holiday Food Drive Kick-Off event. This event is held in early November in the Southeast parking lot of Grand Sierra Resort. This is a quick, easy way to get barrels for your holiday food drive. Pre-register your drive to make things even easier. This year’s Holiday Food Drive Kick-Off will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
How big are the barrels?
Food drive collection barrels are approximately 3 feet tall and have a diameter of 22 inches. Each barrel holds 150-200 pounds of food.
My barrel is full. Can I get it emptied??
Please contact our Events & Food Drives Coordinator, Jessica Vela to let her know you need your barrel picked up or swapped out for an empty one. Please call when the barrel is 75% full so we have enough time to pick it up before it starts overflowing!
Please note, we swap out barrel(s) on Tuesdays and Thursdays most of the year. From mid-October to mid-January we swap barrels from Monday-Friday.
the ins and outs of food drives
Where can I drop off food in Reno/Sparks if I’m not hosting my own Food Drive?
All Goodwill locations (both stores and donation Xpress) in Reno and Sparks accept food on our behalf and we collect from them regularly. Please see our list of year-round food drives for other locations where you can drop off food. You’re also always more than welcome to drop your donations off right at the Food Bank during our regular office hours.
Please do! We find that the most successful food drives are ones where the host actively advertises the drive, and social media is a great way to spread the word. If you do share on social media, we’d love to see what you’re doing. Please consider tagging us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. And don’t forget to use our hashtag #iFightHunger.
How will I know how much food my drive collected?
Our Events & Food Drives Coordinator will send your total pounds and dollars raised to you via email once your food drive is over. Food drive pounds are usually processed within 1-2 days of the end of your drive (can be longer during the holiday season).
Can I get a receipt for my food or money donation?
Absolutely. You can download a receipt for your records here.
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[summary] => We offer exciting ways to get the word out about hunger. Together we can make a difference.
20th Annual CANstruction Reno Design and Build COmpetition
A huge THANK YOU to each of the sponsors and competing teams who helped make the 20th year of the CANstruction Reno a great success! This year, 15 teams came together at Meadowood Mall for the 20th annual event. Nearly 30,000 cans were used in the creation of this year’s masterpieces. With the food donated from the structures and the money raised from People’s Choice voting, this year’s event raised more than 25,000 meals for our community.
There were no surprise visits from LeVar Burton, but we still managed to such a great time. In honor of the Food Bank’s 40th anniversary, we decided to get a little nostalgic with our structure. Our Feeding Rainbow has a lot in common with the beloved PBS show, Reading Rainbow, that inspired the design. Together with the food from each of the other 14 structures built during this year’s event, the Feeding Rainbow is ready to hit the streets, making sure kids have access to the healthy, nutritious meals they need to return to school ready to learn and immerse themselves in the world of wonder waiting on the pages of their next favorite book.
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[imageTitle] => Corporate Partners
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[summary] => Our corporate partners make a big impact on our efforts to end hunger. Get your company involved and give back to the community.
People want to get involved in ways that they can make a true difference in the lives of those who are served. Whether it is team building or projects that have great impact on the lives of families, we have it all.
Every $1 donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides three meals! Highlight your company’s gift with a check presentation hosted at the Food Bank.
Sponsorships provide companies with an opportunity to gain visibility in the community, reward employees, strengthen relationships with clients and make an impact in northern Nevada. Sponsorship opportunities include events like CANstruction, Hunger Action Month, volunteer events as well as truck sponsorships. For details on the many sponsorship opportunities available, contact our Corporate Development Officer, Mary Kay Altenburg at (775) 785-1406.
Cause Marketing campaigns
Companies create campaigns where a portion of sales is donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada or they will “round up” on a purchase and donate these proceeds. Cause marketing campaigns have a significant impact on fighting hunger because each $1 = 3 meals and small donations add up fast. Consumers and employees seek out companies that give back to their communities and value companies who make charitable giving part of their business.
Employee Giving Campaigns
Raise awareness and funds for the Food Bank by hosting an employee giving campaign at your place of business. To find out if your company will match gifts to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, please enter your employer’s name below.
If you do not find your employer through this search, ask your company’s Human Resources Department if it offers a matching gift program that will match your gift or volunteer hours.
If your employer requires an Employer Identification Number (EIN) (i.e. Federal Tax Identification Number), please use 94-2924979.
You may mail or email your completed matching gift form to:
Food Bank of Northern Nevada
Attn: Matching Gifts
550 Italy Drive
Sparks, NV 89437 email@example.com
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Corporate Development Officer, Mary Kay Altenburg at (775) 785-1406.
Employee Payroll Deduction
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada has a robust workplace giving program that is easy to set-up. Employees donating automatically through their paychecks is an easy way to make a significant impact on the lives of people who need help.
Designate a day every month, quarter or year for an employee volunteer experience. Great for team building! Warehouse volunteer shifts are available Tuesday- Saturday, daytime or evening, or you can volunteer at one of the program sites including Mobile Pantry or the Produce on Wheels Program.
Host a Food Drive
Host a food drive and add some sizzle with competitions between departments or groups (e.g. men vs. women) to encourage participation and earn bragging rights! Host a one-item food drive and make a bigger impact by collecting one of the Food Bank’s most needed items.
We’d love to chat with you about partnering with your organization. Contact our Corporate Development Officer, Mary Kay Altenburg at (775) 785-1406.
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[imageTitle] => Learn About Hunger
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[headerCopy] => Learn About Hunger
[summary] => 1 in every 7 people in our community faces hunger every day, and you may be surprised about who they are.
People all around us are struggling with hunger in silence. Many people feel isolated and alone, when actually, many of their neighbors are going through the same issues that they are. More than 11% of Nevadans face hunger every day. That means people you see every day are fighting this fight.
Did you know?
That one in six of Nevada’s children don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
The Food Bank helps an average of 130,000 people each month.
More than 30% of the food we distribute is actually fresh produce.
About 12,000 people are helped every month through our Mobile Harvest program.
“THE FIRST THING I THOUGHT WHEN WE GOT HERE TODAY WAS ‘WE’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A SALAD TONIGHT WITH DINNER.’ A REAL, HEALTHY, LOADED UP SALAD. I CAN’T WAIT!” -ROBERT
Your support helps people like Robert and his wife, Marie, who recently moved to Fallon. Robert became disabled four years ago, and the year after that, Marie had to retire earlier than they’d anticipated due to an illness. Now, the couple lives on a fixed income and struggling to just make ends meet. Read more about how Food Bank programs have helped Robert and Marie.
Advocacy is a vital part of the Food Bank’s commitment to alleviating hunger in our community. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides a voice for the 1 in 8 Nevadans who faces hunger every day. That voice is heard in city halls, county government, Carson City, and Washington, D.C.
There is strength in numbers. Our advocacy program relies on passionate people like you to help us achieve our mission and fight for the right of each of our neighbors to have access to the food they need. Make a lasting difference in the lives of your neighbors by joining us in advocating to protect and defend policies that work to close the hunger gap at the federal, state, and local levels.
As 2022 comes to an end, there are two must-pass bills before Congress: the fiscal year 2023 appropriations legislation and the National Defense Authorization Act. These bills contain provisions that would help fund federal nutrition programs and address military hunger. FBNN is working with our Congressional delegation to help get these bills passed.
Advocacy Mission & Goals
We work tirelessly to reduce food insecurity by promoting policies to increase food security at all levels of government through partnerships with public officials and community advocates.
Support, protect, and increase funding for essential hunger relief programs at all levels of government.
Partner with Local, State and Federal Agencies to identify opportunities to decrease food insecurity.
Build a coalition of public officials and community anti-hunger advocates.
2022 Advocacy Priorities
2023 Farm Bill
The Congress is working to reauthorize the Farm Bill in 2023. FBNN is working with our delegation to ensure the next Farm Bill increases investments in The Emergency Food Assistance Program. TEFAP provides our nation’s emergency hunger-relief organizations with food to help serve community members in need.
Congress must prioritize the people and families we see on the frontlines of the hunger crisis every day. Those individuals include working parents who need food banks to supplement the food their children receive from schools, particularly in the summer; seniors who rely on food banks to get enough to eat and stay healthy; families facing medical emergencies who are turning to food banks so they can keep the lights on; and all of those continuing to battle the economic and health challenges brought about by the pandemic.
The Farm Bill is essential to the federal government’s responsibility to grow our economy, strengthen the food supply chain, and serve diverse communities across the nation. Its success is measured by the people and families it assists.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps)
Congress should protect SNAP's structure and funding and strengthen SNAP by adopting the provisions contained in the following bills:
H.R. 4077-S. 2192 (Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2021)
Base SNAP benefit allotments on the more adequate Low-Cost Food Plan
Boost the SNAP minimum monthly benefit which is currently only $20.
H.R. 1919/S. 2515 (Enhance Access to SNAP Act of 2021)
Level SNAP Access for low-income college students
H.R. 5227 (Lift the Bar Act of 2021)
Align federal assistance programs with eligibility standards of Affordable Care Act, allowing all lawfully present immigrants to access federal programs without discriminatory bars or waiting periods.
Support Policies to Enable Easier Food Donation
Standardize food donation guidelines to allow the donation of safe wholesome food regardless of the “sell-by” date.
Support innovative food rescue programs that help offset the cost to harvest, pack, and transport rescued food.
Increase the reach of, and the benefits provided through, the summer meals programs.
Improve area eligibility requirements so that more communities are able to provide summer and afterschool meals.
Build upon the success of the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program, and provide Summer EBT benefit to children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals when schools are closed.
Provide the opportunity to reach children through alternative delivery models that proved to be critical during the pandemic.
Home Feeds Nevada
Update: The Home Feeds Nevada program is now live, and the first round of contacts have been approved!
SB 370: Creates the Home Feeds Nevada Program designed to connect Nevada-produced agricultural products to Nevada’s two food banks.
AB 138: Repeals the drug felon ban for SNAP and TANF
SB 323: Establish a workfare program in for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in accordance with the requirements set forth in federal guidelines to allow a person to meet the eligibility requirements by participating in such a program. The workfare program must provide that participant will receive benefits at a rate equivalent to the state minimum wage.
SB 443: Increases the reimbursement rates for senior meals offered through programs run though Nevada’s Aging and Disability Services Division of the Department of Health and Human Services.
SB 503: Breakfast after the bell – Bill requires schools to offer breakfast to students after the beginning of the school day.
Take Action With Us
Ready to get involved? Sign up for the Advocacy in Action Newsletter to stay up-to-date with the Food Bank's advocacy work, including calls to action and other steps you can take to support our neighbors in need.
For more information on how you can get involved, contact Shane Piccinini, Government Relations.
Political Endorsement Disclaimer: While the Food Bank of Northern Nevada may issue position papers on information related to political and policy issues, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada does not endorse any political parties or candidates for public office. Any political statements or endorsements made by individuals or organizations adding the Food Bank of Northern Nevada’s information to their website does not represent a political endorsement, the position, or policy of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Any candidate for public office claiming an endorsement from the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, its departments or offices is doing so without permission.
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[summary] => Our partner agencies are the front line in the fight against hunger and without them, the work could not happen in the way that it does. Join us in our mission.
Do you want to join us as a partner and help with hunger relief efforts in northern Nevada and eastern California? Are you a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the capacity and resources to store and distribute food, meals or other hunger-related services? If so, you may be just the partner we need, especially in areas of our service area that lack emergency food and services.
Our partner agencies distribute directly to those in need and are a vital part of the emergency food chain. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides partner agencies access to low- and no-cost food to distribute to clients. We also provide technical assistance and training while we ensure your program meets food safety standards and provides fair and equitable service to clients. Read below to learn about our requirements for partners and some tips for starting a food program.
It is also important to consider partnerships with agencies that already distribute food in your community. It might be more economical for you to provide volunteer or financial support to help them expand their hours or the number of people they serve. To see the current agencies we partner with please click HERE.
If you do want to proceed, any organization that wishes to partner with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada must meet the following requirements prior to beginning the application process:
Be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, charitable organization, or be affiliated with a 501(c)(3) umbrella organization. Limited exceptions may be made if your church meets the spirit of the criteria used by the IRS to define a church
Offer services directly to the ill, needy, or children (under 18 years) free of charge and with no requirement to attend any kind of service
Provide an emergency food program, in the form of a food pantry, soup kitchen or shelter.
Have a facility able to safely handle and distribute food.
Have a record-keeping system that fulfills the Food Bank’s reporting requirements
Obtain a food-handlers certification or license
We recommended that new agencies operate a food program for at least six months prior to applying
Running a food program is a big responsibility. It requires a major commitment of time, funds and energy.
Once you meet all of the above requirements, becoming a Partner Agency can be very easy. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada accepts applications at any time, however during October-January the application process can take longer than the average 4-6 week time frame.
To get started:
Email Jenny Yeager and include organization name, contact information, mailing and physical address, and hours of operation. (Your service area will be reviewed for unmet needs. If area is underserved, an application packet will be mailed.)
Mail completed request for partnership to:
Food Bank of Northern Nevada – Attn: Agency Relations (a completed packet must be approved prior to the first site visit)
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[imageTitle] => Become a Board Member
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[summary] => Find out more about what it takes to become an executive Board Member of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.
Are you interested in being part of the Executive Board of Directors for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada? The Food Bank of Northern Nevada Board of Directors works together to support the efforts of the leading hunger relief organization in northern Nevada. They are a passionate group of volunteer members who care about our community and the very serious issue of food insecurity.
If you are interested in being part of the Food Bank Board of Directors, please take a look at the Board of Director Roles and Responsibilities. If the opportunity sounds interesting to you, please feel free to submit a Board Interest form. Your application will be reviewed by the Governance/Board Committee and if selected, you will be contacted for an interview.