Updated March 18, 2020- Schools are closed and we know local families are going to need some help keeping food on the table. That’s why we made a list of food services in Douglas County.

Douglas County School School District will be serving meals (breakfast and lunch) to children 0-18 years old starting Wednesday, March 18 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the following locations (for families with at least one student enrolled at the school):

Carson Valley Community Food Closet

Food Vouchers:  Low and no-income Douglas County residents may receive a food voucher issued by Douglas County Social Services or Washoe Tribal Social Services that will provide recipients with once-a-month food assistance to augment their current food supply.  In addition to receiving food once each month, clients may receive a weekly allotment as needed. In collaboration with Douglas County Animal Services, the Food Closet can provide dry or wet – cat or dog food with a monthly food voucher.  *All items are subject to availability.

How to receive: Please complete an application (available to you via Douglas County Social Services or at the Food Closet during regular business hours) and then contact social services directly to obtain a voucher.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): The Food Closet is a distributor of TEFAP, a Federal program that provides a once-a-month supply of supplemental food to people in need. This is a predetermined list of items and will change monthly.

How to receive: Request TEFAP at the Food Closet once each month any time between 12:30-4:00 pm M, T, W, and F.  You must be a Nevada resident and have low to no-income.

Senior Commodities (CSFP): CSFP is a once-a-month supply of supplemental food for people 60 years and older. This is a predetermined list of items and will change monthly.

How to receive: Request CSFP and complete an application in the Food Closet parking lot with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:00-1:30 pm. You must be a Nevada resident and have low to no-income.

Douglas County Backpack Buddies Program (BPB): BPB provides weekend food to homeless and in-need students in Douglas County. Students receive a food bag (ranging from 10- to 12-pounds) of non-perishable food for seven meals over the weekend. The Food Closet is currently collaborating with BPB to distribute BPB bags to people with school aged children as requested.

How to receive: Request Back Pack Buddies bag(s) at the Food Closet once each week any time between 12:30-4:00 pm M, T, W, and F.  One bag per school aged child.

Address: 1251 Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville, NV 89410

Phone: (775) 782-3711

FISH Ranchos Family Services has a food pantry available to anybody in need and is a great place to grab other supplies. Diane can also help you get set-up with other services in Douglas County.

Address: 921 Mitch Dr, Gardnerville, Nevada 89460

Phone: (775) 265-3474

Meals on Wheels Drive-Up Pick-Up locations are open from 11am-1pm at the Senior Center Monday through Friday and are available to Seniors ages 60 and over for a suggested donation of $3 per meal.

North County Pick Up is available on Wednesdays and TRE Community Center Pick Up is available on Thursdays.

Meals packages consist of 7 frozen meals, snacks, fruits, veggies and milk. (when available)
If you are a Senior who does not drive or can not come in person, a family member, or neighbor can pick up for you.
For more info, please call 775-782-5500 ext. 1

Raley’s in Gardnerville will be offering Senior Essentials Bags for $20. Bags are intended for seniors and at-risk customers in self-isolation or quarantine. Team members will build as many Senior Essentials Bags as they can each night and put them in the front of stores each day at 7:00 am. They will be available to customers each day depending on inventory levels and while supplies last.

Address: 1363 Highway 395 North, Gardnerville, NV 89410

Phone: (775) 782-5130

The Salvation Army in Carson City will be distributing food boxes from 10:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm on Wednesdays.

Address: 911 E. 2nd St. Carson City, NV 89701

Phone: (775) 887-9120

Target on Topsy Lane will reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday at stores nationwide for vulnerable guests – including older adults and those with underlying health concerns.

Address: 910 Jacks Valley Rd, Carson City, NV 89705

Phone:  (775) 267- 5151