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Ag department announces food distribution for schools

by Nevada State News
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All food distribution programs approved for reduced-contact delivery

RENO — 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. This announcement came today in light of the governor’s announcement yesterday to close schools statewide.

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 will be served in a grab-and-go style to minimize contamination potential and avoid delays.

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 NDA’s 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

Churchill County grab and go meal sites (breakfast and lunch) are expected start on 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
  • Canyon Springs High School
  • Centennial High School
  • Chaparral High School
  • Cheyenne High School
  • Cimarron Memorial High School
  • Clark High School
  • Desert Pines High School
  • Las Vegas High School
  • Mojave High School
  • Shadow Ridge High School
  • Sierra Vista High School
  • Silverado High School
  • Spring Valley High School
  • Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy (VTCTA)

In addition, the following charter schools:

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

Douglas County meal sites expected to start Tuesday, March 17

  • C.C Meneley Elementary School
  • Aspire Academy High School

Elko County meal sites expected to start Wednesday, March 18

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

Lander County drive-thru breakfast and lunch starting Tuesday, March 17

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

Lincoln County meal sites expected to start Tuesday, March 17

  • Caliente Elementary School
  • Pahranagat Middle School

Lyon County

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

Nye county has two options starting Wednesday 03/18/20:

  • Option 1:  Walk up meals 10 to 11 a.m. provided at Round Mountain, Gabbs Elementary, Tonopah Elementary, and Tonopah Middle and High.   
  • Option 2:  Bus Routes will be operating their normal route with meals staring at 10 a.m.

Washoe County

  • Lois Allen Elementary School
  • Alice Smith Elementary School
  • Libby Booth Elementary School
  • Rita Cannan Elementary School
  • Glenn Duncan STEM Academy
  • Greenbrae Elementary School
  • Echo Loder Elementary School
  • Stead Elementary School
  • Sun Valley Elementary School

Meals will be provided at the following City of Reno and Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows locations:

  • Evelyn Mount Community Center  1301 Valley Road, Reno
  • Donald L. Carano Youth & Teen Facility  1090 Bresson Avenue, Reno
  • The Club at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility  2680 E. Ninth Street, Reno
  • The Club at the William N. Pennington Facility  1300 Foster Drive, Reno
  • Joe Mitchell Community Center (Lemmon Valley)  325 Patrician Way, Reno
  • Neil Road Youth Site  3905 Neil Road, Reno

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