NDA implements two-tier response to address school meal interruptions caused by school closures

All food distribution programs approved for reduced-contact delivery


Rebecca Allured
Public Information Officer
Sparks, Nev. - March 16, 2020

In light of Governor Sisolak’s announcement to close all K-12 schools in Nevada, the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) is implementing the first of a two-tier strategy to mitigate National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program interruptions. Programs used to serve school children during the summer months will be used to provide food while schools are closed in response to the threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The food, which will still meet federal nutrition standards, will be served in a grab-and-go style to minimize contamination potential and avoid delays.

“We understand the importance of preventative closures to protect students, faculty and members of the community, and we are doing everything we can to help minimize the impact to students and families that rely on school meals and ensure they have access to nutritious meals,” NDA Director Jennifer Ott said. “We are strongly urging all meal site sponsors to practice social distancing by using drive-thru service where possible and by requiring six feet of space between all individuals, should lines start to form.”

If widespread school closures result in reduced capacity of school central kitchens to provide grab-and-go meals, the second-tier strategy uses USDA Foods through the Emergency Food Assistance program (TEFAP). TEFAP resources can supply household food, not prepared meals.

NDA has received waivers from USDA that will allow more flexibility to provide emergency food response to affected communities with reduced risk through temporarily eliminating signature requirements and reducing and contact.

Food distribution sites and times confirmed so far

**this list will be updated as sites are confirmed – please check our Facebook for any updates  

Carson City meal sites expected to start Tuesday, March 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Empire Elementary School
  • Mark Twain Elementary School
  • Seeliger Elementary School
  • Carson High School

Churchill County grab-and-go meal sites (breakfast and lunch) expected to start Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

Clark County

The following Clark County School District (CCSD) sites are open 8 to 11 a.m. (breakfast and lunch in a grab-and-go bag):

  • Basic High School
  • Boulder City High School
  • Canyon Springs High School
  • Centennial High School
  • Chaparral High School
  • Cheyenne High School
  • Cimarron Memorial High School
  • Clark High School
  • Desert Pines High School
  • Huges Middle School
  • Indian Springs High School
  • Laughlin High School
  • Las Vegas High School
  • Lyon Middle School
  • Moapa High School
  • Mojave High School
  • Sandy Valley Elementary School
  • Shadow Ridge High School
  • Sierra Vista High School
  • Silverado High School
  • Spring Valley High School
  • Ute Perkins Elementary School
  • Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy (VTCTA)

Douglas County meal sites expected to start Wednesday, March 18

  • 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 drive-thru meal sites expected to start Wednesday, March 18

  • Southside Elementary School
  • West Wendover High School
  • Jackpot Combined School
  • Owyhee Combined School
  • Carlin Combined School

Holdt County

  • Grass Valley Elementary School
  • Winnemucca Elementary School
  • Sonoma Elementary School
  • French Ford Elementary School
  • McDermitt Elementary School

Lander County meal sites expected to start Wednesday, March 18

  • Battle Mountain Elementary School 10 to 11 a.m.

Lincoln County meal sites expected to start grab-and-go/walk-up breakfast and lunch Tuesday, March 18 9-11 a.m.

  • Caliente Elementary School
  • Pahranagat Middle School
  • Meadow Valley Middle School
  • Pioche Elementary School

Lyon County

  • Delivering meals via the bus route from 9 to 10 a.m. starting today, Monday, March 16

Mineral County

  • Hawthorne Elementary School
  • Schurz Elementary School (possible delivery to Luning and Mina)

Nye County

Option 1: Bus routes will be operating their normal route with meals starting at 10 a.m. OR

Walk-up meals 10 to 11 a.m. provided at:

  • Round Mountain Elementary School
  • Gabbs Elementary School
  • Tonopah Elementary School
  • Tonopah Middle School
  • Tonopah High School

Washoe County starting Tuesday, March 17

  • Allen Elementary School 11 a.m. - noon
  • Alice Smith Elementary School 11 a.m. - noon
  • Booth Elementary School 11 a.m. - noon
  • Cannan Elementary School 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
  • Duncan Elementary School 12:15 1:15 p.m.
  • Evelyn Mount Elementary School 11 a.m. - noon
  • Greenbrae Elementary School 11 a.m. - noon
  • Loder Elementary School 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
  • Stead Elementary School 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
  • Sun Valley Elementary School 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Boys and Girls Clubs Truckee Meadows starting Tuesday, March 17 serving breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.

  • 2680 E. Ninth Street
  • 1300 Foster Drive
  • 1090 Bresson Avenue
  • 3905 Neil Road
  • 325 Patrician Drive

White Pine drive-thru/walk-up starting Wednesday, March 18

  • McGill Elementary School
  • Steptoe Valley High School

Charter Schools

  • Equipo Academy is serving drive-thru meals today in partnership with Three Square (Las Vegas)
  • Quest Las Vegas
  • Mater Academy (Reno)


About the Nevada Department of Agriculture

The Nevada Department of Agriculture mission is to preserve, protect and promote Nevada’s agriculture. The department has 150 dedicated employees providing services in its five divisions, Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition, and Plant Industry. The department’s $232 million budget facilitates regulatory and administrative work in agriculture and food manufacturing industries, protecting public and environmental health and worker safety, and providing food distribution and oversight for the United States Department of Agriculture’s school and community nutrition programs.