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Food banks and free food pantries in Reno Nevada area.

Reno Nevada, Washoe County, and surrounding communities such as Sparks, are served by many free food pantries. They may be able to distribute groceries, free food, produce, baby formula and even serve meals to the low income as well as needy. Both emergency assistance, such as free food near you provided today, and long term support is arranged. Some of the food banks also have soup kitchens on site. Locate details below, as well as find a phone number at the bottom of the page for more resources.

The region is really served by one of two programs and categories. One is emergency, and the other is non-emergency (or for long term needs). In general, emergency agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens and even such groups as homeless shelters. Non-emergency include churches and other agencies. So if you need food immediately, or whether you want to apply and can afford to wait, that may help determine which type of program you want to look into the Reno area.

Residents also can contact the Salvation Army, community action agency, or even their local church to access free food or meals. There are other places to turn to for assistance in Washoe County. Individuals of the lowest income and who meet poverty criteria may be able to apply for government programs such as food stamps or general assistance. Or they can find a listing of other food pantries for emergencies.

24 7 TLC
1035 E 8th St., Reno, NV 89512
Reno, Nevada 89503
Telephone: 775-232-6606

Alpha Productions
50 Freeport Blvd. Suite 3
Sparks, Nevada 89431
Telephone 775-359-4498

Apostolic Assembly-Reno
1280 Terminal Way Suite 39
Reno, NV 89515
Dial for help - 775-219-7079
A soup kitchen and pantry are at the charity.




Assembly of God Helping Hands
289 Stone St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
Telephone 775-635-2283
Free Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter meals are also offered during the right season.

Assistance League
1701 Vassar St
Reno, Nevada 89502
Telephone 775-329-1584
In addition to a food pantry, they offer cleaning supplies, school clothing for kids, snacks, and other low income programs in Washoe County.

Bethel AME Church
2655 N. Rock Blvd.
Sparks, NV 89431
Telephone 355-9030

Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
2680 E. 9th St.
Reno, Nevada 89512
Telephone: 775-331-3605
Children and students can be given free snacks, after school activities, small toys or clothing (including for school) and other support.

Bristlecone Resource Center
1725 S. McCarran Blvd.
Sparks, NV 89435
Telephone 775-954-1400 ext. 118

CAHS-Consolidated Agencies of Human Services
701 E Street, Hawthorne, NV 89415
Hawthorne, NV 89415
Telephone 775-945-2471
Very low income families, as well as those in poverty, can apply for public food assistance programs. Some of the main ones include USDA free school lunches and there is also SNAP benefits, WIC, and more.

Calvary Assembly of God
700 Avenue M
Ely, NV 89301

Camp Git-Along
5640 Charjene Way
Sun Valley, Nevada 89433
Telephone: 775-313-8521





Casa de Vida
1290 Mill St.
Reno, NV 89502
Telephone 775-329-1070

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
Address is 500 E Fourth Street
Reno, NV 89512
Telephone 775-786-5266
Assistance from the Washoe church range from clothes to food, case management, and free hygiene supplies. There are free holiday meals, immigration services, and other support. More on Catholic Charities food assistance in Reno.

Center of Hope Christian Fellowship
1327 Pyramid Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Telephone 775-331-3826

Central Reno FRC
1755 S. Wells
Reno, Nevada 89502
Telephone 775-786-5809
Reno Nevada low income and families can call for food and other support.

Church of Jesus Christ Spirit Filled
Location of the non-profit: 3175 Goldy Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Telephone 775-233-2368
A food bank and thrift store are on site.

Committee to Aid Abused Women CAAW
1735 Vassar St.
Reno, NV 89502
Telephone 775-.329-4150
Clients need to be from the shelter.

Cottonwood Village Apartments NNCHRB
2655 Yori Ave.
Reno, NV 89504
Phone number to call for food and meals - 775-337-2301

Desert Springs Baptist Church
2301 Kings Row
Reno, Nevada 89503
Telephone: 775-787-2826
Produce items, WIC vouchers for new and/or single moms, paper products, soap, and more is offered from the Washoe pantry.

Destiny Christian Center
Reno, NV 89501

El Cordero de Dios
Location is Main address - 1001 Wheeler Ave
Reno, NV 89502
Telephone 775-338-4385
Spanish speakers can get help. Free groceries, nutritional classes, and other support is arranged.

Faith Alive Christian Center
Location is 120 Hubbard Way
Reno, NV 89502
Telephone 775-827-0333

Faith Lutheran Church
2075 W. 7th. Street
Reno, Nevada 89502
Telephone 775-750-9250
The also serve holiday meals from the food bank.





Family Promise
376 Wheeler Ave. Reno NV, 89515
Reno, Nevada 89515
Telephone 775-284-5566

Family Resource Centers in Washoe County
They are designated FRC. Several are offered. Everything from emergency SNAP food stamp applications to free personal hygiene supplies, TANF aid, and more may be offered. continue with Washoe County Family Resource Centers.

First Samoan Full Gospel New Life Church Family
425 Gentry Way
Reno, NV 89502
Telephone: 775-359-1956

First Tongan United Methodist Church Petani
Address: 5705 Biller Lane, Sun Valley NV, 89433
Reno, NV 89506
Telephone 775-342-9546
A clothing bank, thrift store, and free food bank are on site.

First United Methodist Church
209 West First St
Reno, NV 89501
Telephone 775-322-4564

Freedom Baptist Church
Food bank is at 1855 Sullivan Lane
Sparks, NV 89431

Gate of Life Christian Center
Address is Holiday Inn Express 2375 Market Street
Reno, Nevada 89502
Telephone 775-674-3777
Among other ways they assist the poor, single moms and struggling is from holiday meals or gifts. There are free Christmas presents, Easter baskets, and more from the pantry.

Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada
P.O. Box 7, Sierra City, CA 96125
Reno, Nevada 89503
Telephone: 775-322-0642

Grace Tabernacle Church
1286 Commerce St.
Sparks, NV 89431
Telephone 775-842-3701

Happy Days Preschool
Main location is 1231 Pyramid Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Telephone 775-331-6699

Heaven Bound Lifestyle Center
1912 Wilder St. Reno, NV 89512
Sparks, NV 89432
Telephone 775-677-8238

High Sierra Industries
Address of pantry - 555 Reactor Way
Reno, Nevada 89502
Telephone 775-829-7400

580 West 5th St. Suite 1
Reno, NV 89503
Telephone: 775-348-2893

Launching Pad Inc
7400 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89511
Telephone: 775-853-5441

Living Faith Christian Fellowship
115 S. Center St., Fernley, NV 89408
Fernley, NV 89408
Food bank phone number -775-575-5037

Lovelock Community Food Pantry
655 Cornell St.
Lovelock, NV 89419
Everything from rice to bread, peanut butter, baby formula, and more is given out for free.

Loyalton Senior Citizens of Sierra County
302 First St., Loyalton, CA 96118
Loyalton, Nevada 96118
Telephone 530-993-4770

Macedonia Baptist Church
Address is 991 D St.
Hawthorne, NV 89415
Telephone: 775-945-3314
A meal service may be held for the poor.

Nevada Hispanic Services
3905 Neil Rd #2
Reno, NV 89502
Telephone: 775-826-1818

Nevada Urban Indians
1475 Terminal Way Suite B
Reno, Nevada 89502
Telephone: 775-788-7600
Financial support and basic needs are for Native Americans in the community.

New Hope Ranch - Mashach Ministries
2315 Adriann Ave., Silver Springs
Silver Springs, Nevada 89429
Telephone 775-684-9491







New Life Assembly of God
11000 Lemmon Dr
Reno, NV 89506
Telephone 775-972-1088

Northeast FRC
Address of the social service office: 2750 Elementary Dr.
Reno, Nevada 89512
Telephone 775-353-5563

Northern Nevada Teen Challenge
7555 Pyramid Hwy, Sparks NV 89432
Sparks, NV 89432
Telephone 775-424-6777

Our Savior Lutheran Church
Address is 1900 First St.
Sparks, Nevada 89431
Telephone 775-358-0743
Programs help immigrants and Spanish speakers too.

Rainshadow Community Charter High School
121 Vesta St.
Reno, NV 89502
Phone - 775-230-0246
Main services include the backpack weekend food service for kids and information on school lunch programs for families in poverty.

Reno- Sparks Gospel Misson
2115 Timber Way & 355 Record St.
Reno, Nevada 89512
Telephone 775-323-0386 ext. 16

335 Record St. Suite 155
Reno, Nevada 89512
Food bank phone number -775-324-5166

Ridge House
900 W 1st Street Suite 102
Reno, Nevada 89502
Telephone 775-322-8941

Rose McGuire Family FRC North Valleys
7760 Carlyle Drive
Reno, NV 89506
Telephone 775-677-5437

Safe Harbors of Nevada
469 E. 9th St., Reno, NV 89512
Reno, NV 89523
Dial - 775-337-6777

Saint Vincents Food Pantry
Main address is 500 E Fourth Street
Reno, NV 89512
Telephone 775-786-5266
Resources include Canned Vegetables, Boxed Pastas, Diapers, baby formula, and much more.

Salvation Army Reno Chapter
2300 Valley Road
Reno, Nevada 89512
Telephone 775-688-4555
Call the Salvation Army for referrals, access to a food pantry, and information on government assistance programs. There may also be financial aid to pay rent or bills, free Thanksgiving turkeys, and a back to school supply program.

Sonrise Church
246 Courtney Lane
Reno, NV 89523
Telephone 775-354-3781
Fresh fruit and perishable goods are offered.

Spark FRC
921 12th Street
Sparks, NV 89431
Telephone 775-353-5733

Sparks Christian Fellowship
510 Greenbrae
Sparks, NV 89431
Telephone 775-331-2303
A soup kitchen and emergency food pantry are at the charity.

Step 1
1015 N. Sierra St.
Reno, Nevada 89503
Food bank phone number - 775-329-9830

Step 2
3220 Coroando Way, Reno, NV 89503
Reno, NV 89503
Telephone 775-787-2459

Steps to New Freedom
1600 Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89509
Reno, Nevada 89509
Telephone 775-322-4003

St Johns Childcare Center
1070 W. Plumb Lane
Reno, NV 89509
call for help - 775-826-4655
Food can be offered for children and maybe their immediate families.

St Pauls Episcopal Church
1135 12th St.
Sparks, NV 89431
Church phone number - 775-358-4474
A free food pantry with canned groceries, fresh fruit, meats, and other supplies is offered. They may also have assistance for single mothers, Thanksgiving turkeys, and some clothing items.





Sun Valley Family Resource Center
115 W. 6th St.
Sun Valley, NV 89433
Telephone 775-674-4411
They offer information on government programs in Washoe County. There may be section 8 vouchers, SNAP food stamps, SSI disability, and more.

The Bridge Church
1330 Foster Drive
Reno, Nevada 89509
Telephone 775-376-3080

The Childrens Cabinet
2005 Silverada Blvd. Suite 250
Reno, NV 89502
Telephone 775-352-8090

The Friars Pantry St Thomas Catholic Church
Food bank address: 310 W. 2nd St.
Reno, Nevada 89503
Dial - 775-329-2571 ext. 111

University Family Fellowship
Address: Lincoln Park Elementary / Sage Street Park
Sparks, NV 89431
Telephone number: 775-359-2222

Valley View Christian Fellowship
1805 Geiger Grade Rd.
Reno, NV 89511
Telephone 775-772-7873
The food pantry can have fruits, canned goods, and more. Clothing and some basic household supplies may also be provided in Washoe County.

Vitality Lake Tahoe formerly Sierra Recovery
921 Machinaw # 2
South Lake Tahoe, NV 96150
Telephone 530-541-5440

Voice in the Wilderness Church
The main address is 513 E. Second Street
Reno, NV 89503
Church can provide meals and free food.

Volunteers of America
335 Record St. Suite 231
Reno, NV 89512
Telephone 775-322-7143
Washoe County homeless, veterans, and other struggling families can get help. Everything from free food to shelter, homeless prevention, and other support is arranged.

790 Sutro Street
Reno, NV 89512
TePhone - l: 775-333-9272

Washoe Senior Center
1155 E. 9th St. Reno, NV 89502
Reno, Nevada 89502
Telephone 775-328-2575
Congregate and meals on wheels are served. Low income senior citizens and their spouses can get free food/meals/groceries delivered to them. There are also field trips and other programs arranged.

Westcare Community Triage Center
315 Record St. # 103
Reno, NV 89512
Telephone 775-348-8811





YMCA of the Sierra
Location is 850 Baring Boulevard
Sparks, Nevada 89434
Telephone number: 775-323-9622

Additional free food programs for the low income in Reno area

The Northern Nevada Food Bank can provide referrals too. Call 775.331.3663. Families can learn about other local pantries near them. Or find how to apply for benefits as wide ranging as USDA Commodities, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), backpack lunches for school, Meals on Wheels for the homebound and more.


By Jon McNamara














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