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Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Healthy food. Every person. Every day.

Sparks, NV   |  http://www.fbnn.org

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Mission

"Feeding the hungry today and solving hunger for tomorrow through community partnership." The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is the primary regional food distribution and support system serving people who experience food insecurity in northern Nevada and northeastern California. It delivers an array of programs and services which together constitute a multi-level effort to address food insecurity and help alleviate hunger.

Ruling year info

1984

CEO/President

Nicole Lamboley

Main address

550 Italy Drive

Sparks, NV 89437 USA

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EIN

94-2924979

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

OUR MISSION: FEEDING THE HUNGRY TODAY AND SOLVING HUNGER FOR TOMORROW THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mobile Harvest

Access to healthful, nutrient-rich foods is extremely important for community members served by the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. The Mobile Harvest program is a direct service program that allows us to distribute perishable foods such as fresh produce, bread, and dairy into high-need neighborhoods. Each month, we visit more than 40 sites throughout Reno/Sparks and rural northern Nevada and eastern California. The Food Bank utilizes the free and reduced school lunch numbers to help us identify neighborhoods for distribution and target children and families in need. Thanks to this program, nearly half of the food distributed to clients each month is fresh produce.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Seniors are served through four programs: 1) Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), 2) Senior Food Boxes, 3) Produce on Wheels and 4) Golden Groceries food pantries. CSFP is a program of the USDA in which the Food Bank distributes monthly boxes of food to seniors in need. Boxes are distributed at many sites around northern Nevada and can include cheese, cereals, beans, rice or pasta and canned fruits and vegetables. In addition to the standard box of supplemental food items, clients are able to receive fresh produce during CSFP distributions. For seniors who do not meet the USDA income requirements for a CSFP box of food, we offer Senior Food Boxes distributed at the same CSFP sites each month. Produce on Wheels is a rolling farmers market packed with fresh produce displayed in bins accessible from the side of the truck. The Produce on Wheels truck delivers to approximately 20 senior apartment complexes and senior centers typically twice a month. Golden Groceries food pantries are conveniently located at or near senior centers and senior apartment complexes providing a variety of staple food items.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is proud to partner with more than 150 agencies in the fight against hunger. Non-perishable and fresh food items are distributed by the Food Bank to our network of Partner Agencies, who then distribute the food directly to families, children, and seniors in need in our community. The agencies and their committed staff and volunteers are really the boots on the ground in the fight against hunger. Partner Agencies can be emergency food pantries, shelters, family resource centers and more who get food to the hungry all over our 90,000 square mile service area.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/formerly food stamps) addresses the nutritional needs of low-income families and is one of the nation’s most important defenses against hunger. Through the SNAP Outreach program, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada helps people to get connected to these vital benefits. Our SNAP Outreach staff assists clients with the application process and conduct the in-person interview required to qualify for benefits.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Kids Cafe is a program that offers free meals to children after school and throughout the summer while they are out of school. This vital program aims to fill the outside-of-school nutrition gap for children who rely on free meals at school. Throughout the school year, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada operates the Kids Cafe Dinner Program at approximately 50 locations in Washoe County. Thanks to a partnership with the Washoe County School District, the Food Bank is able to provide a free, nutritious dinner in schools right in the neighborhoods where children in need often live. During the summer break, our mobile Kids Cafe Summer Meals program delivers a free lunch to children at more than 70 sites right in the neighborhoods where they live.

All Kids Cafe meals are available to all children between the ages of 1 and 18 and are always free. Children do not have to attend schools where the meals are hosted or be part of any programming offered at the site

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Back-Pack Kids program serves children who have been identified by teachers and counselors in their school as chronically hungry or children in transition. For these children, the meals provided at school during the week are often their primary access to food. The Back-Pack Kids program provides children on the program with a bag of food which can be discretely put into their backpack on Friday afternoon and taken home to provide weekend meals and snacks. A weekend without food can bring a child back to school on Monday morning feeling sick, irritable and distracted. The Back-Pack Kids program helps them return ready to settle down and learn. The Back-Pack Kids program is supported entirely by donations from our community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The School Food Pantry provide groceries to help families in need of food assistance. Schools, counselors, teachers and the school district are vital partners in school pantry programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Food Banks commitment to ending hunger in our region includes a belief that knowledge is power for the families in need that we serve. The Nutrition team works tirelessly to connect those we serve with resources that empower them to making healthful decisions when visiting Food Bank programs and partner pantries.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is committed to working with tribal communities in northern Nevada and eastern California Sierra to provide food assistance and other resources to tribal community members. The Food Bank's Tribal Liason works in partnership with tribal communities to understand food needs, and in collaboration with tribes, establishes programs and services that best meet those needs. This work is done through a lens of equity, diversity and inclusion and with a focus on food sovereignty.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Feeding America 2021

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Healthy food, every person, every day. Working with our network of partner agencies, volunteers, and donors, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada is constantly accepting and distributing donated and purchased food. Our drivers and program staff work tirelessly to deliver food to emergency food pantries, congregate feeding sites, shelters, senior centers, and child nutrition program sites.

Working with our network of partner agencies, volunteers, and donors, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada is constantly accepting and distributing donated and purchased food. Our drivers and program staff work tirelessly to deliver food to emergency food pantries, congregate feeding sites, shelters, senior centers, and child nutrition program sites.

Working with our network of partner agencies, volunteers, and donors, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada is constantly accepting and distributing donated and purchased food. Our drivers and program staff work tirelessly to deliver food to emergency food pantries, congregate feeding sites, shelters, senior centers, and child nutrition program sites.

Here are just two stories on how we are helping people in the community:

My name is Crystal and I am getting back on my feet after a long illness. Five years ago, before I was diagnosed with cancer and lupus, I had a good paying job, a house, and was able to provide for my three sons. I am so appreciative of the food provided by the Food Bank, especially because it helps my children. It means a lot to me that you care about them. Thank you!

My name is Danielle. Even with two adults working full time in our house, we still have trouble buying groceries after our bills are paid. Sometimes I feel like I can’t buy the healthy food that I want to get, especially for our three-year-old son. Our lease is up for renewal soon and I am really concerned about our rent. A big portion of our budget goes to rent already and I worry what it will be increased to this year. this program really helps make ends meet. I am really excited about the fish and the fresh fruits & veggies from Mobile Harvest. Danielle is thankful for the help she receives from the Food Bank for her family.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Board of directors
as of 02/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dusty Casey

Oasis Academy

Term: 2022 - 2024


Board co-chair

Letitia L. Anderson, MD, FACC, Chief of Staff

Sierra Medical Center

Term: 2022 - 2024

Letitia Anderson, MD FACC

Northern Nevada Medical Center

Sherman Baker

VA Medical Center

Dusty Casey

Oasis Academy

Craig Etem

Fennemore Craig, P.C.

Heidi Foster

American Wealth Management

Rich Jersey

Rich Jersey, LLC

Rodger Stone

Heritage Bank of Nevada

Nancy Wong

Attorney

Jasmine Dhindsa

Dept. of HHS

Mitchell Fong

Renown Health

Matt Mascali

Grand Sierra Resort

Abbi Whitaker

The Abbi Agency

Jacob Rodriguez

Whittier Trust

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/26/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.