Compiled by Jessica Santina
We are in a time that is new for each of us, with so many unknowns, and navigating through this takes a village.
To help you access needed food, products, and services, and also to provide critical support to local businesses who cannot afford to lose their incomes, we’ve compiled the following list of resources, which we’ll update as we are able.
Gift cards, delivery, drive-through or curbside pickup, free or low-cost shipping… all are ways we can support each other in our Reno-Tahoe community. If you can commit to supporting some of these businesses or even purchasing gift cards online, it can make the difference between someone staying open or closing permanently.
Please call restaurants directly to inquire about their takeout and delivery services, before using services such as Grub Hub, Door Dash, and Uber Eats, which all take portions of profits. Calling businesses directly helps ensure that local businesses receive the maximum level of support in this time of crisis.
Many delivery services are booking days out, so be patient! And remember to over-tip your delivery drivers. Please make sure to follow us on social media @ediblerenotahoe or subscribe to our newsletter on our home page for updates.
Publisher/Advertising Director Jaci Goodman has compiled an alphabetized list of restaurants, bakeries, and breweries offering pick-up, delivery, online ordering, and curbside service. And edible Reno-Tahoe contributor Michael Tragash, a local community director with Yelp.com, has provided this list of restaurants in Reno-Tahoe offering curbside/takeout/delivery/online ordering.
Additionally, here’s the latest information we’ve received — we’ll do our best to keep this list updated.
Free home delivery to all residents in the Somersett/Del Webb/Sierra Canyon/Northgate/Robb Drive neighborhoods, plus a drive-through window is available.
Wild River Grille
Wild River Grille and Sierra Arts Foundation are launching a gift card offer to help support the economic health of several regional arts organizations. For every gift card sold for the restaurant, Wild River Grille will donate 50 percent of sales to Sierra Arts Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on advocating for arts and artists, to allocate to four performance-based entities: Good Luck Macbeth, Reno Little Theater, the Brüka Theatre and the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts.
The gift card effort is designed to help support the local arts community during the social distancing efforts designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Chuck Shapiro, owner of Wild River Grille indicated operations will be suspended for the time being.
Sierra Arts Foundation supports artists through advocacy, opportunity and the cultivation of skill and promotions. They will act as a fiscal agent for this collection effort and will not retain any dollars raised. The organization’s March Senior Care Concert events were recently cancelled in an effort to protect the senior citizens at high risk for infection. In order to ensure the performance artists receive grant dollars, Sierra Arts Foundation is asking them to perform solo in the nonprofit’s gallery and will live stream for all to enjoy on its Facebook page.
To purchase a gift card, call Wild River Grille at 775-284-7455.
The Urban Deli
Offering a free sandwich with the purchase of any $50 gift card, and available for deliveries placed over the phone from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., with porch drop-off to eliminate contact. You can also ask that one of our staff members walk any pickup orders out to your vehicle. Using all delivery partners (UberEats, GrubHub, and DoorDash).
Food + Drink
Pizzas and liege waffle available via online ordering. Pull up and the staff will slide your pizza through the window! Get 20 percent off the first order with the coupon code FUCKCORONA. Foodanddrinkreno.com
Offering to-go items. Place and pay for your orders online, by calling 775-324-4787, or in person.
**Out-of-School Access to Food
In light of Governor Sisolak’s announcement to close all K-12 schools in Nevada, 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. 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, which will still meet federal nutrition standards, will be served in a grab-and-go style to minimize contamination potential and avoid delays.
“We understand the importance of preventative closures to protect students, faculty and members of the community, and we are doing everything we can to help minimize the impact to students and families that rely on school meals and ensure they have access to nutritious meals,” NDA Director Jennifer Ott says. “We are strongly urging all meal site sponsors to practice social distancing by using drive-thru service where possible and by requiring six feet of space between all individuals, should lines start to form.”
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 visit the NDA’s Facebook page for any updates.
Meal sites expected to start Tuesday, March 17.
C.C Meneley Elementary School
Aspire Academy High School
Delivering meals via the bus route from 9 to 10 a.m. starting March 16.
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.
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
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
Drive-thru breakfast and lunch starting Tuesday, March 17.
Battle Mountain Elementary School 10 to 11 a.m.
For updates, please visit Nevada Department of Agriculture.