Food Access Resources
Do you or your family members worry about not having enough food or the money to buy more? You’re not the only one. There are many resources to help. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as limited access to consistent food for all members of a household to live a healthy life. Food insecurity can have long-term negative effects on adults’ and children’s:
- Physical Health
- Mental Health
- Child Development
Individuals living in food-insecure households are at increased risk for:
- Poor sleep quality
- Back problems
- Poor oral health
- Chronic pain
- Chronic Diseases
Three Square Call Center
– Bilingual service aiding with food access for short- and long-term needs.
Three Square Food Distribution
– Search food banks, pantries, and hot meals by zip code.
– Search programs that provide brown bag food programs, sack lunches/dinners, formula/baby food, liquid nutrition supplements, grocery ordering/delivery, after school meal programs, and summer food service.
Nevada Department of Veteran Services
– List of food pantry locations and organizations providing hot meals in southern Nevada.
Military OneSource –
Military OneSource has many resources to help combat food insecurity and support military member and family readiness.
USDA Hunger Hotline
- The National Hunger Hotline staff connects callers with emergency food providers in their community, government assistance programs, and various social services. The hotline can be reached at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) (for English) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish).
Up to 18 Years of Age
Summer Meals for Children – Directions, hours of operations, and contact information for locations that provide free nutritious meals during summer break or unexpected closures during the school year.
Kids Café by Feeding America – Programs providing free meals to kids ≤ 18 y/o on the weekends, during the summer, and after-school. Meals are hosted by organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs, churches, libraries, and schools in Las Vegas and surrounding areas.
Senior (60+) Services
Senior Meal Programs by Three Square – Variety of programs providing older adults with healthy, supplemental groceries including fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. The programs are found around the valley through senior-only pantries, home delivery, and community meals.
Meals on Wheels – Meals on Wheels focuses on caring for individuals with limited mobility that makes it difficult to shop for food, prepare meal, or socialize with others.
Rural Meal Delivery by Helping Hands – Receive nutritious meals once a month to the doorstep of Seniors 60+ in select areas of Rural Nevada. Helping Hands delivers 20 semi-frozen/refrigerated nutritious meals once a month to homebound seniors with difficulty preparing meals or do not have a caretaker for support.
Pantry Program by Helping Hands – Helping Hands maintains a food pantry stocked with non-perishable items and delivers a free tote of food and/or paper goods once a month to clients who meet eligibility requirements. A walk-In pantry is also available to seniors who are not homebound.
Nevada Federal Programs Eligibility Assessment - Determine if your income qualifies you for federal programs in Nevada that could assist in purchasing food.
All Food and Nutrition Federal Benefits by State - Search for programs by state.
SNAP Enrollment Las Vegas - The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides extra money each month to buy groceries at your favorite stores.
Women, Infant and Children (WIC) - Assistance available to families with children under the age of 5, and/or expecting women and families meeting financial eligibility. WIC resources provide healthy, supplemental food to low-income people who are pregnant and have children ages five and under.