The Food Bank of Northern Nevada wants all children to have the food they need to be able to focus on their schoolwork, grow and thrive.


An E-Newsletter for Neighbors Served by Food Bank Programs & Partners

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Explore the Food Bank and Partner Distributions Locator and Calendar for all food resources available to help you meet your food needs.

PLEASE NOTE: Food distributions are not held at the Food Bank’s warehouse. If you are in need of food assistance, we ask that you review the resources listed here or call with questions about locations and schedules for distributions.  We may not be able to accommodate requests for food assistance from those who arrive at the Food Bank warehouse.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada’s Kids Cafe program also offers free breakfast/snack and lunch to children 2-18 years old throughout summer break.  Meals are served at a variety of community locations throughout the summer.

Kids Cafe DInner Program

Throughout the school year, the Kids Cafe Dinner Program serves after school meals at several schools and community centers throughout the Reno/Sparks area.  Meals are typically also served during school breaks.

  • Meals are available at no charge for all children and youth ages 2-18.
  • Children do not have to attend any after school programming being offered at the time of meal service in order to be served dinner.
  • Meals need to be eaten on-site.

View the Kids Cafe Dinner Program Schedule for School Year 2023-2024

WCSD Fall Break 2023

Kids in Washoe County will be out of school for Fall Break October 2-6, and Kids Cafe will be offering free lunch to kids at five locations during the break.  All meals are required to be eaten on-site.  Children do not have to attend any programming taking place at the site in order to be served a meal.

Meals are available at the following sites:

  • Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center: Monday-Friday | Breakfast – 8:30-9:00am | Lunch: 12:00-12:30pm
  • North Valleys Library: Monday – Friday | Lunch: 11:30am-12:00pm
  • Sparks Library: Monday – Friday | Lunch: 12:15-12:45pm
  • Downtown Reno Libray: Monday – Friday | Lunch: 11:30am-12:00pm
  • Sparks Rec Center: Monday – Thursday | Lunch: 12:00-12:30pm | Snack: 4:00-4:30pm

Non-Citizens & USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Programs
Non-citizens and their family members may be eligible to participate in several programs operated by the Food and Nutrition Service, including meals for kids. Applying for or receiving benefits DOES NOT make someone a “public charge.”  Visit the USDA’s Non-Citizen Communities webpage for more details.

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is an equal opportunity employer and provider.  Click here for additional information in English or Spanish.