If you’re searching for food banks in Clark County, NV, we’re here to help. Below we’ve featured 8 of the county’s top food banks.
Originally begun in 2001 as a homeless outreach program, the Calvary Downtown Outreach runs their food pantry from the Renaissance Church Campus in North Las Vegas. Twice a week, the food pantry distributes prepacked food bags to any resident of Las Vegas who is struggling from food insecurity; residents simply need to bring proof of residence in the Las Vegas area.
Volunteers are always needed to help keep the pantry running; complete their volunteer form here to be considered. You could also donate food or funds to help restock the shelves. For all other questions, contact the directors here.
Founded by Brooke Neubauer in 2014, the Just One Project on North Rancho Drive in Las Vegas offers an appointment only, client choice food pantry for anybody needing extra food. Once a month, clients can visit the community market or drive thru for a selection of nutritious fresh, frozen, and nonperishable foods. The Just One Project even takes their food pantry to go by providing a delivery service for immobile clients and ‘Pop Up and Give Mobile Market’ locations throughout Las Vegas for those who can’t make it to the North Rancho Drive location.
Volunteers are needed for a range of jobs: sorting and stocking the community pantry, delivering food to those who can’t make it in person, setting up at the 30+ mobile market locations throughout Las Vegas, or even just helping clients choose their food at each visit. Monetary donations are also accepted via an online form. Contact them if you have any other questions or want to donate food or in-kind items.
3. Casa de Luz
The Naked City and Sherwood Forest areas of Las Vegas are considered ‘food deserts’ because there are no grocery stores in these neighborhoods, making it difficult to shop or cook delicious, nutritious meals. Many of the families in these areas also live off low incomes and are already suffering from food insecurity, as it is. Casa de Luz’s food pantry helps to alleviate some of that insecurity by providing healthy food to families of these areas three days a week.
As a faith-based charity, Casa de Luz exists solely on the support of the community. Volunteers can apply online to help at the food pantry, and monetary donations can be made via PayPal or credit card. You can even schedule a tour to see the different facilities or contact Casa de Luz by email to find out how to donate food or in-kind items.
Every Saturday morning, the TCMI Food Pantry in Las Vegas opens its doors to provide drive-thru and walk-up services for Las Vegas residents in need. Visitors registered with Three Square can visit once a week to obtain one prepackaged food box of nonperishables and available fresh and frozen foods.
Volunteers are what make the TCMI Food Pantry such a success; visit this page to find out what type of shifts are available and how to apply. Although the pantry obtains much of its food from local businesses and food banks, they accept food donations on Thursday and Friday mornings; if you can’t drop off your donations at these times, you can email to set up an off-day appointment. They also accept monetary donations online. If you have any other questions, you can contact them using any of the methods at the bottom of their homepage.
Since 1984, Epicenter on the Parkway has operated a food pantry out of the Christ Church Episcopal in Las Vegas. Las Vegas residents in need of emergency food assistance can visit the Epicenter on the Parkway once a month, as long as they have a voucher from a social service agency. If the need is truly dire, visitors can even receive a hot cooked meal on Wednesday nights and visit the clothing bank for new or refreshed clothes.
Epicenter on the Parkway would be nothing without its supporters. You can donate money, food, or in-kind items to help offset the costs of purchasing food from Three Square. If you’d like to volunteer or have any other questions, contact them using their online form.
At Christ the King Catholic Church in Las Vegas, the Manna Cupboard offers residents of the Spring Valley area of Las Vegas with a food oasis. Eligible visitors can visit the pantry four times a year to obtain a prepacked food bag containing nonperishable foods and other pantry staples. The Manna Cupboard also has some baby supplies, if needed.
As a faith-based, independent charity, Manna Cupboard are always in need of food and in-kind donations; you can see the most needed items here. You can also donate money to the pantry. Contact the church office if you’d like to volunteer to sort and distribute food bags or have any other questions.
In Henderson, the Saint Therese Center provides a client choice pantry for individuals and families living with HIV and AIDS. It is the only HIV outreach pantry in the southern Nevada or northern Arizona areas and is visited often. Eligible clients can ‘shop’ the pantry shelves for fresh, frozen, or nonperishable foods once a week. Registered clients are also provided with $40 in food cards for Albertson’s once a month.
Donations of all kinds are always accepted at the Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach Pantry: check here to see what food items are most needed and how to donate or here to see how to donate money to help keep the pantry running. You can also volunteer to help sort food, stock shelves, or guide clients through the shopping process. For any other questions, contact the center by email or social media.
Founded in the 1930s to support the workers of the Hoover Dam, the Emergency Aid of Boulder City, located in Boulder City, offers a range of assistance for those living on low incomes or struggling to make ends meet. The food pantry is open four days a week and is available to residents who have lived in Boulder City for at least 30 days. Visitors receive a prepacked food bag containing canned items and pantry staples to help stretch their purchased fresh and frozen groceries.
If you’d like to donate food or in-kind items to the Emergency Aid of Boulder City, you can do so at the center Monday through Friday mornings before 11:30am. You can make a monetary donation by mailing or handing in a check to the center. Volunteers are always welcome at the center; you can apply during normal center hours. Contact them using their online form to find out more information.