For many of us, the holiday season is a time for friends, loved ones, and of course, food. But for others, finding food can be a source of stress. That’s where these food pantries and nonprofit organizations in Reno and Northern Nevada can help. From hunger relief programs to warm and welcoming dining rooms to food banks working with more than 150 local agencies, many resources exist in our community for those experiencing hunger, food insecurity, or anxiety from the dizzying demands of the holidays.

So, whether you need help putting food on the table or you’re searching for ways to give back this holiday season, we’re sharing a list of places to help you do both.

Fill Your Plates And Hearts With These Businesses And Nonprofit Organizations In Reno-Northern Nevada

Nonprofit organizations in Reno

Be Part of A Greater Mission

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
  • If you’re searching for nonprofit organizations in Reno to support this holiday season, add this one to your list. As part of the nation’s largest social services network, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada aims to help community members lead self-sufficient lives—serving more than 25,000 individuals monthly. One of its hunger relief programs, St. Vincent’s Dining Room, has been operating in Northern Nevada for over six decades. Catholic Charities will also offer various gift and meal options during the holidays. For more information and to support Catholic Charities, click here.
Food Bank of Northern Nevada
  • For more than 35 years, this nonprofit has provided food for individuals and families in need across the greater Northern Nevada region. But, with an increased demand for food assistance, food banks across the county are asking for support. The Food Bank accepts food and monetary donations, which go directly to feeding hungry children, families, and seniors in our community. Businesses can also participate in payroll deductions, which can be made either as a one-time gift or an ongoing contribution. For more information or to support the Food Bank, click here.

Hunger Relief Along The Sierras

Sierra Community House
  • Sierra Community House was founded on the union of four long-standing social service organizations—Family Resource Center of Truckee, North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Tahoe SAFE Alliance, and Project MANA—to better serve the North Lake Tahoe-Incline Village community. With weekly hunger relief services and other community food programs, this nonprofit organization can help individuals and families thrive. There are three locations: Kings Beach, Incline Village, and Truckee. For more information and to support Sierra Community House, click here.
Friends In Service Helping (FISH)
  • With a name acronym like FISH, how could you not love Friends In Service Helping? This nonprofit organization provides food, instruction, shelter, and healthcare to meet the needs of the hungry, homeless, and under-employed in Northern Nevada. Founded in 1979, FISH has grown to offer three food bank locations and a dining facility where community members can enjoy a warm meal together. For more information or to support FISH, click here.

Keeping College Hunger At Bay

Pack Provisions
  • Few things are more essential to academic success than having access to necessities like food and hygiene items. This on-campus food pantry at the University of Nevada, Reno, is an entirely free resource for students, faculty, and staff to utilize. Pack Provisions provides perishable and non-perishable food items, such as canned soup, canned fruit and vegetables, granola bars, oatmeal, cereal, and canned protein. Though users must fill out an intake form before using the pantry, services are free and confidential. For more information or to support Pack Provisions, click here.
The Wizard’s Warehouse
  • In partnership with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, this food pantry at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) aims to provide students with nutritious and healthy food items. TMCC leaders recognize that poverty is expensive, especially for students living with little to no income. Because of this, the food pantry has been adapted to make it more accessible for students learning on empty. For more information or to support the Wizard’s Warehouse, click here.

At Dickson Realty, we are proud of the businesses and nonprofit organizations in Reno and Northern Nevada that help make a difference in our community. For more information, contact one of our neighborhood experts today.