Food assistance available for Caldor Fire evacuees

Evacuees can visit food sites for assistance


Ciara Ressel
Public Information Officer II
Sparks, Nev. - September 02, 2021

Food resources are available for those evacuating from the Caldor Fire. Many evacuations shelters offer food assistance, but for individuals in need not staying at shelters, additional resources are available.

“We know it is hard to leave your home in an emergency like this, and food should be the last thing you’re worried about,” said NDA Director Jennifer Ott. “The emergency shelters are offering food and shelter for evacuees, but for those opting for alternative accommodations, additional food options are still available.”

The following is a list of community food sites in Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, Storey and Washoe Counties where individuals can access on-site hot meals and take-away food. These sites provide food through the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), a USDA-funded program for income-eligible individuals (proof of income is not required), as well as non-TEFAP food anyone can access, regardless of income. Anyone in need of food is encouraged to call the site nearest to them in advance. This list does not include any emergency feeding centers opened specifically for fire response.


F.I.S.H. Carson City
138 E. Long Street, Carson City, NV
(775) 882-3474 ext. 109
Monday-Friday 9:00am-Noon/1:00pm-5:00pm

Fountainhead Foursquare Church
3690 Highway 395 South, Carson City, NV
Monday—Wednesday 9:30am-10:00am

Ron Wood Family Resource Center
2621 Northgate Ln. St 62, Carson City, NV
(775) 884-2269
M/T/TH/F 10am-Noon
Wednesday 12:30pm-4:30pm

Salvation Army – Carson City
911 East 2nd St. Carson City, NV
(775) 887-9120
Monday-Friday 9:00am-Noon & 1:00pm-3:00pm

Carson City SDA Church Pantry
405 College Pkwy, Carson City, NV
Wednesday 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm


Carson Valley Community Food Closet
1255 Waterloo Ln Ste. B, Gardnerville, NV
(775) 782-3711
M/T/W/F 12:30pm-4:00pm

Healthy Community Coalition - Dayton Food Pantry
209 Dayton Valley Rd Dayton, NV
(775) 246-7834
Monday-Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm

Healthy Communities Coalition
Yerington Food Pantry
124 W Bridge St. Yerington, NV
(775) 350-4597
Wednesday 10:00am-5:00pm

Living Faith Christian Fellowship
110 S Center St. Fernley, NV
(775) 575-5037
Wednesday 8:00am-Noon


Mark Twain Community Center
500 Sam Clemons Ave, Dayton, NV
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 9:00am-11:00am

Mobile Harvest - Lockwood
1250 Peri Ranch Rd. Sparks
2nd Wednesday 9:30am-10:30am


Adventist Community Services – Center of Influence
1095 E Taylor Way, Reno, NV
(775) 770-0243
Full pantry 2nd & 4th Friday 1:00pm -2:00pm

Bethel AME Church
2655 N. Rock Blvd., Sparks
(775) 355-9030
2nd & 4th Tuesday 4:30pm-6:30pm

Calvary Chapel/Sonrise
246 Courtney Lane, Reno, NV
(775) 544-1922
Monday 11:00am

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
500 E Fourth St, Reno, NV
(775) 322-7073
Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm

The Salvation Army - Reno
1931 Sutro St., Reno, NV
(775) 688-4555
Monday-Friday 8:00am-Noon/12:30pm-4:00pm

Sierra Community House
341 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV
(775) 298-4161
Every Thursday 3:00pm—3:30pm

Sparks Christian Fellowship
510 Greenbrae, Sparks, NV
(775) 331-2303
Wednesday 10:00am – Noon

St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry
160 Hubbard Way, Suite F, Reno, NV
(775) 507-4555
M/T/Th 1:00pm – 3:00pm

The Community Food Pantry
1135 12th St., Sparks, NV
(775) 742-4856
Wednesday 10am-Noon
Saturday 9:00am-11:00am

Sparks United Methodist Church
1231 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV
(775) 303-9076
Tuesday 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Voice in the Wilderness
513 E.2nd Street, Reno, NV
(775) 527-4363
Thursday 10:30am-11:30am

Faith Lutheran Church
2075 W 7th. Street, Reno, NV
(775) 560-3248
Monday 11:00am – Noon

Faith Ministry
2301 Kings Row, Reno
(775) 954-3670
Friday 11:00am – Noon

Church of Jesus Christ Spirit Filled
3175 Goldy Way, Sparks, NV
Tuesday 8:30pm – until food is gone.

St. Michael Catholic Church
10475 Mt. Vida St. Reno, NV
Thursday 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Skyline Church
5301 Longley Ln. Ste. A19, Reno, NV
Sunday 1:00pm – 2:00pm


About the Nevada Department of Agriculture

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) 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.