School and Community Food Access Resources and Updates During COVID-19 Closures


IMPORTANT LINKS

TheEmergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) distribution schedules andeligibility

Regional food distribution partner for southern Nevada: Three Square Las Vegas

Regional food distribution partner for northern Nevada: Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) program requirements and distribution sites

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services)

STATEWIDE COMMUNITY NUTRITION PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

Grab-and-go USDA Waiver

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) received approval for a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture to support schools and communities in providing meals to children in areas experiencing school or district closure in response to COVID-19. The waiver allows for serving meals and snack in a “grab-and-go” style to children 18 years of age and under at school or designated sites. The purpose is to limit interaction and proximity to other participants, reducing the risk of COVID-19 exposure.

Signature requirements waived to reduce transmission risk

The state has waived the signature requirement state-wide for participants in both TEFAP and CSFP (with the exception to new applications for CSFP) to reduce transmission risk. Participants still must meet eligibility requirements.

Food Distribution in Indian Reservations to continue

To mitigate this risk, all staff are reqiuired to wear gloves during distributions and will clean any contact surfaces at distribution sites. The distribution is adjusted to a set food package, drive-thru only model, effective immediately and for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, recipients  won’t be able to make adjustments to their food package, but this will significantly reduce the interaction with the certifier and between clients.

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program postponed

SFMNP kick-off event, scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, has been postponed, and coupon distribution has been delayed. The coupons have been printed and will be distributed as soon as is safe and appropriate.

    This page will be updated daily with available USDA resources for anyone who needs food as a result of COVID-19 closures. Resources are listed by county below, and statewide announcements are on the right sidebar. There are many other resources in communities, but the ones provided here are those that use USDA funds or commodities.

    Last updated: Thursday, May 21, at 3:00 p.m.

      NORTHERN NEVADA

      Click here for the list of northern Nevada emergency food assistance program sites. Food Bank of Northern Nevada is the regional food distribution agency working in partnership with the NDA in northern Nevada.

      CARSON CITY: 4 school meal sites available to enrolled students Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. (*unless otherwise noted). Last day of service is June 5.

      Nutrition Services will provide free lunch and breakfast for all Carson City School District students and siblings ages 18 and under beginning Tuesday, March 17, with the first pick-up containing lunch for that day as well as breakfast for the following morning. All sites will be closed Monday, May 25.  Click here for more info

      • 3 bus routes
      • Empire Elementary School
      • Seeliger Elementary School (*11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
      • Carson Middle School
      • Carson High School
      Starting Thursday, March 19, breakfast and lunch 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday:
      • Ron Wood Family Resource Center
      • Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada (*Breakfast available 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.; Lunch available 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

      CHURCHILL COUNTY: 3 school meal sites and rural drop-off sites available to any Churchill County School District student in need through August 7.

      Beginning Wednesday, March 18, ChurchillCSD Food Services will provide free breakfast and lunch for all Churchill County School District students and siblings ages 18 and under (no baby food or formula provided). Churchill County School District also has rural drop-off sites from 10 to 11 a.m. (Closed Monday, May 25) Click here for more info.  

      Grab-and-go sites open from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:

      • Churchill County High School
      • Numa Elementary School
      • Northside Early Learning

      DOUGLAS COUNTY: 6 school meal sites available to all children under 18,  9 to 11 a.m.

      Douglas County School District has the following sites available as drive-thru and walk-up from 9 to 11 a.m. (breakfast and lunch). Sites will be closed Monday, May 25:

      • C.C Meneley Elementary School
      • Aspire Academy High School
      • Jacks Valley Elementary School
      • Gardnerville Elementary School
      • Carson Valley Elementary School
      • Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School

      ELKO COUNTY: 6 school meal drive-thru sites available

      Elko County School District has the following sites available as a drive-thru from 10 a.m. to noon for the foreseeable future. Sites will be closed Monday, May 25. Click here for more information.

      • Southside Elementary School
      • West Wendover Elementary (but served at West Wendover High School)
      • Jackpot Elementary School
      • Owyhee Combined School
      • Carlin Combined School
      • Wells Combined School

      HUMBOLDT COUNTY: 4 school meal sites available to all children under 18, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until June 5.

      Humboldt County School District has sites available beginning Tuesday, March 17. Meals (lunch and breakfast for the following day) are available for any children under 18, but a child must be in the car during pick-up to qualify. Last day of service is June 5. Click here for more info.

      • French Ford Elementary School
      • Grass Valley Elementary School
      • Winnemucca Elementary School
      Boys and Girls Clubs of Truckee Meadows (*will be serving during Spring Break):
      • Winnemucca (Monday - Friday, breakfast 8 - 9 a.m., lunch 12 - 1 p.m.)

      LANDER COUNTY: Lander County drive-thru or walk up breakfast and lunch 10 to 11 a.m., starting Tuesday, March 17 through June 5.

      • Elanor Lemaire Junior High School

      LYON COUNTY: Meal delivery via bus routes through June 5

      Beginning Monday, March 16, Lyon County School District is operating bus routes in all five communities to deliver meals in the following areas, in service of the schools listed. Deliveries on bus routes are estimated between 9 and 10 a.m.  Click here for more information and the bus schedules.
      Dayton bus routes:

      • Dayton Elementary School
      • Dayton High School
      • Dayton Intermediate School
      • Riverview Elementary School
      • Sutro Elementary School
      Fernley bus routes:
      • Cottonwood Elementary School
      • East Valley Elementary School
      • Fernley Elementary School
      • Fernley Intermediate School
      • Riverview Elementary School
      • Silverland Middle School
      Silver Springs bus routes:
      • Silver Stage High School
      • Silver Stage Middle School
      • Silver Stage Elementary School
      Smith Valley bus route:
      • Smith Valley School
      Yerington bus routes:
      • Yerington Elementary School
      • Yerington Intermediate School
      • Yerington High School
      Boys and Girls Clubs of Mason Valley (*will continue service after June 5):
      • Silver Springs: Dinner, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
      • Mason Valley: Dinner, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
      Boys and Girls Clubs of Truckee Meadows (*will be serving during Spring Break):
      • Fernley: Breakfast, 8 - 9 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  
       

      PERSHING COUNTY: 3 school meal sites available to students only, Monday through Thursday, until June 5

      Beginning Wednesday, March 18, Pershing County School District is offering four drive-thru meal sites (breakfast and lunch). Last date of service will be June 5. Click here for more info.

      • Pershing County Middle School 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
      • Imlay Elementary School 11:30 a.m. to noon
      • Rye Patch Volunteer Fire Department 10:30 to 11 a.m.

      STOREY COUNTY

      • Hillside Elementary School

      WASHOE COUNTY: 31 school meal sites available 

      • Billinghurst Middle School (Closed Monday, May 25)
      • Cold Springs Middle School (Closed Monday, May 25, but will provide additional meal for Monday during Friday's distribution)
      • Depoali Middle School (Closed Monday, May 25)
      • Desert Skies Middle School (Closed Monday, May 25)
      • Gomes Elementary School (Closed Monday, May 25, but will provide additional meal for Monday during Friday's distribution)
      • Incline High School (Closed Monday, May 25, but will provide additional meal for Monday during Friday's distribution)
      • Wooster High School (Closed Monday, May 25)

      Washoe County School District is working with Food Bank of Northern Nevada to distribute breakfast and lunch at the following sites (times vary). Sites will be closed on Monday, May 25. An additional meal will be provided for Monday during pick up on Thursday or Friday, based on location. Click here for more information and the site schedule.

      • Allen Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Thursdays 
      • Alice Smith Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Thursdays 
      • Anderson Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays
      • Booth Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Thursdays 
      • Cannan Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Thursdays 
      • Desert Heights Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays
      • Dodson Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays 
      • Donner Springs Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays
      • Duncan Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Thursdays 
      • Elmcrest Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays 
      • Evelyn Mount Community Center, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Thursdays 
      • Greenbrae Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Thursdays 
      • Kate Smith Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays 
      • Lincoln Park Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays
      • Loder Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Thursdays 
      • Mathews Elementary School, serving six days of breakfast and lunch every Wednesday
      • Maxwell Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays
      • Mitchell Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays
      • Natchez Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Thursdays 
      • Neil Road Rec Center, serving six days of breakfast and lunch every Wednesday
      • Palmer Elementary School, serving six days of breakfast and lunch every Wednesday
      • Risley Elementary School, serving six days of breakfast and lunch every Wednesday
      • Smithridge Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays
      • Stead Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Thursdays
      • Sun Valley Elementary School, serving three days of breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Thursdays
      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Truckee Meadows, times vary
      • 2690 East Ninth St. (DW Reynolds), 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday - Friday (Closed Monday, May 25)
      • 1300 Foster Dr. (WN Pennington), 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday - Friday 
      • 1090 Bresson Ave (Carano Youth Center), 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Monday - Friday (Closed Monday, May 25)
      • 3905 Neil Road (Neil Road Youth Center), 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Monday - Friday (Closed Monday, May 25)
      • 325 Fatrician Dr. (Lemmon Valley Youth Center) (Closed Monday, May 25)
      • Vesco Park, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Monday - Friday (Closed Monday, May 25)
      Reno Sparks Indian Colony, breakfast (8:30 to 9:30 a.m.) and lunch (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday, starting April 6
      • Hungry Valley Education Center
      • Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Center

      WHITE PINE COUNTY: 5 school meal sites available Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. until June 5.

      • David Norman Elementary School
      • McGill Elementary School
      • Steptoe Valley High School
      • White Pine Middle School
      • White Pine High School

        SOUTHERN NEVADA

        Click here for the listof southern Nevada emergency food assistance program sites. Three Square Las Vegas is the regional food distribution agency working in partnership with the NDA in southern Nevada.

        CLARK COUNTY: 51 school meal sites open to school-age students

        The Clark County School District (CCSD) will continue providing breakfast and lunch to students during school closures. Student food distribution pods will be set up at 22 school locations throughout the district from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, through April 24. Beginning Monday, April 27, CCSD food distribution sites will be serving meals at a new time from 7:00 a.m until 10:00 a.m. except as noted below. For more information and a map of site locations, click here.

        • Basic High School
        • Bennet Elementary School 
        • Bridger Middle School
        • Brown Junior High School (Monday and Wednesday, breakfast and lunch, 8 - 9 a.m.)
        • Burkholder Middle School (Tuesday and Thursday, breakfast and lunch, 8 - 9 a.m.)
        • Canyon Springs High School
        • Centennial High School (*closed during Spring Break)
        • Chaparral High School
        • Cheyenne High School
        • Cimarron Memorial High School
        • Clark High School
        • Cunningham Elementary School (Monday and Wednesday, breakfast and lunch, 9 - 10 a.m.)
        • Del Sol High School
        • Desert Pines Elementary School
        • Dooley Elementary School (Monday and Wednesday, breakfast and lunch, 8 - 9 a.m.)
        • El Dorado High School
        • Galloway Elementary School (Tuesday and Thursday, breakfast and lunch, 8 - 9 a.m.)
        • Green Valley High School
        • Hinman Elementary School (Monday and Wednesday, breakfast and lunch, 9 - 10 a.m.)
        • Hughes Middle School (Mesquite)
        • Indian Springs High School
        • Kelly Elementary School
        • Kesterson Elementary School (Tuesday and Thursday, breakfast and lunch, 9 - 10 a.m.)
        • Las Vegas High School
        • Lyon High School (Overton)
        • Manch Elenentary school
        • Mitchell Elementary School (Boulder City) (start Monday, March 23)
        • Mojave High School
        • Paradise Elementary School
        • Perkins Ute Elementary School (Monday - Thursday)
        • Petersen Elementary School
        • Reid Elementary School (Searchlight) (starting March 27)
        • Sandy Valley Elementary School (Monday through Thursday)
        • Shadow Ridge High School
        • Sierra Vista High School
        • Silverado High School
        • Spring Valley High School
        • Stevens Elementary School (Monday and Wednesday, breakfast and lunch, 9 - 10 a.m.)
        • Sunrise Mountain High School
        • Thorpe Elementary School (Tuesday and Thursday, breakfast and lunch, 9 - 10 a.m.)
        • Ullom Elementary School (Tuesday and Thursday, breakfast and lunch, 9 - 10 a.m.)
        • Valley High School
        • Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy (VTCTA)
        • West Prep Elementary School
        • Whitney Elementary School
        • Wynn Elementary School
        Charter schools
        • Democracy Prep at Agassi Academy, Monday - Friday, 8 to 11 a.m. until June 30
        • Equipo Charter School (Closed Monday, May 25)
        • Futuro Academy (Closed Monday, May 25)
        • Mater of Nevada, Las Vegas
        • Signature Prep, Monday - Friday, 10:30 a.m. to noon 

        YMCA of Southern Nevada, Monday - Friday, breakfast and lunch, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

        (Closed Monday, May 25)

        • Heinrich YMCA
        • Durango Hills YMCA
        • Skyview YMCA

        ESMERALDA COUNTY: Not serving

        LINCOLN COUNTY: Not serving

        MINERAL COUNTY: Not serving

        NYE COUNTY: School district reopening 4/20, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 am - noon

        • Amargosa: 3 van stops (general stores, dairy and post office)
        • Beatty Elementary School
        • Floyd Elementary School
        • Gabbs School
        • Hafen Elementary School 
        • JG Johnson Elementary School
        • Manse Elementary School 
        • Mt. Charleston Pre-K
        • Pahrump Valley High School 
        • Rosemary Clark Middle School 
        • Round Mountain School 
        • Tonopah Elementary School 
        • Tonopah Middle School 
        • Yomba Tribe (delivered to families)