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Food Assistance in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City

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I remember at the beginning of 2020, when the pandemic had just begun, we didn’t know exactly what we were in for, but we knew we needed to help. That’s when our team at Nevada Moms started a small fund to help local families with food assistance in Northern Nevada, which trickled down to food assistance in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas once we expanded.

The last few years have shown many of us how important it is to support our local community.

While our small fund was meant to be a bandaid for tough times, we knew how important it was to share food assistance resources for those that needed it.


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Southern Nevada Food Emergency Distribution

A big thank you to Three Square for creating this Three Square Food Bank’s Agency and Community Partners’ emergency food distribution map.

Three Square Food List & Map

If you are looking for a quick list versus the map, click here.

Food Assistance in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City

If you are looking for assistance with reliable food sourcing, keep reading. Here are some spots for you to get access to food pantries, kitchens, and even delivery.

Some resources do have specific requirements based on your needs, so be sure to read through them.

Asian Community Development Council Food Assistance

The ACDC offers income-based food assistance. Please refer to their website for eligibility requirements.

Food For All by The Just One Project

Food For All offers multiple assistance programs including:

Pop Up & Give Mobile Market

This program distributes fresh groceries at 13 sites in the most food-insecure communities in Southern Nevada. All are welcome to be served by this program.

Community Market

No cost, client choice Community Market is available to all clients with wraparound services. At this time the Community Market will be available by appointment only.

Shine On Senior Program

Senior grocery assistance proudly provides Golden Groceries and Meals on Wheels for seniors aged 60+ who cannot prepare their own meals. Qualifications must be met for both.

Market 2 You

Delivering fresh and nutritious groceries directly to clients who are unable to leave their residence. Designed for those under the age of 60 who are in need of home-delivered groceries due to transportation and other barriers.

Hope For The City Food Pantries

Providing food to anybody who is in need of assistance on the following days. Please confirm dates and locations on their website as they may change from week to week.

Food distribution start times are 7:00 AM unless otherwise noted. Each location will be open until their individual supply is exhausted.

Wednesdays

  • Central Church – Henderson – 1001 New Beginnings Dr., Henderson, NV 89011
  • Central Church – Sunrise Mountain – 1460 Tree Line Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89142

Wednesdays

  • Boy Scouts Of America – Las Vegas – 7220 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Saturdays 

  • Central Church – Henderson – 1001 New Beginnings Dr., Henderson, NV 89011
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Las Vegan Food Pantry

is a group of volunteers who want to make a positive impact on the community by distributing vegan food boxes. It is put on by Veg-In-Out Mart and Culinary Academy LV.

You can register for a free food box on their website and check their social media account for upcoming distribution dates and locations.

Lutheran Social Services of Nevada

The LSSN offers a couple of different assistant programs depending on needs and regardless of your religious affiliation.

DigiMart Neighborhood Market

The grocery-style client-choice food pantry provides dignity and nutritious food to tens of thousands of people for many years.

Walk ins: Feel free to simply come in during our Food Pantry hours (9:00am to 1:00pm) Monday through Thursday except on holidays.  Please bring as many documents as you can including ID for each member of the family, social security, proof of income, and proof of address.

Boulder Highway Location: located at 4323 Boulder Highway, 89121. To schedule and appointment email Sadiya at sadiya@lssnv.org.

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church Location: located at 6670 W Cheyenne Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89108. Food Pantry hours are 9:00am to 1:00pm Monday through Thursday except on holidays. To schedule and appointment email holyspiritpantry@lssnv.org. 

Please visit the DigiMart in person between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday to sign up.

Open Air Markets


Open Air Markets are travelling grocery distributions that partner with local churches and business to bring food directly to neighborhoods in food desert areas. Each year, Open Air Markets distribute hundreds of thousands of pounds of food to hundreds of households around North Las Vegas, Las Vegas, and Clark County.

You do not need to preregister for Open Air Markets, and no documentation is required to receive assistance. For the dates and times of our upcoming Open Air Markets, check out our Facebook page below. 

Project 150

Providing free support and services to homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students in Nevada since 2011. They offer food assistance in addition to basic necessities every high school student may need.

OUR MISSION: To provide free support and services to homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students so they can remain in school, graduate, and build bright futures.

Serving Our Kids

Serving Our Kids Foundation provides after-school and weekend meals to kids in Southern Nevada who would otherwise go hungry.

  • Urbane Café April 12- October 12th
    For every Cilantro Torta Sandwich sold
    Urbane Café will donate $1 to Serving Our Kids

Each week, Serving Our Kids feeds 4,600 kids in 135 schools who would otherwise go hungry. These kids do not currently receive after-school or weekend food bags from any backpack program or other governmental programs, but still face empty plates on after school and on the weekends.

You can submit a request on their website.

Three Square Kids Cafe

Sunrise Library – Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Whitney Library – Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Enterprise Library – Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 3:00pm – 5:00pm | Sat 12:00pm – 2:00pm

West Las Vegas Library – Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 3:00 – 5:00pm

Spring Valley Library – Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 3:30 – 5:30pm | Sat 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Rainbow Library – Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 4:00pm – 6:00pm | Fri 3:00pm – 5:00pm

East Las Vegas Library – Wed, Thurs, Fri 4:30pm – 5:30pm 

Three Square Kids Cafe Food Assistance

Free Summer Meals

School is out and free summer meals are in! From now–August 9, 2024, kids 18 years and younger can receive nutritious meals at participating locations.

You can type your address here to see the closest locations near you.

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The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The TEFAP provides non-profit distribution sites with commodities for redistribution to low-income families. This food is for household consumption and is free, but recipients must meet state and federal guidelines. Soup kitchens and other non-profit organizations that prepare and serve meals for needy individuals can also receive food at no cost.

To Qualify

  • ID and proof of Nevada residency is required for the receipt of USDA food.
  • Each household must read the “Self Declaration Assurance” and certify eligibility by attesting that their household income does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Income Guidelines 2024

Need more help?

Feel free to reach out to us if you come up short on Google when looking for food assistance in Las Vegas or any other assistance.

We highly recommend checking out Three Square linked at the beginning of this post. If you know of any Food Assistance Programs not listed, please let us know via the comment section and we will get it added.

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Leanna Carson is an expecting mama via IVF and a serial entrepreneur.

Born and raised in Las Vegas, she loves sharing all things family-friendly as well as local spots most don’t even know about! She co-founded Nevada Moms in 2018 and it has become the #1 Family Guide to Nevada experiences, activities, happenings, and more.

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