Food Assistance

Weekly Food Distributions

Community members may attend any one of our 4 weekly food distributions up to once per week.  No qualifications are required to receive food from Project MANA At distribution, you will be asked to review our Community Member Welcome Packet and fill out a short Welcome Form (found here in English and here in Spanish) containing basic information about your household.

Project MANA distributes food each week at the following sites in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee communities:





Tahoe City, CA

Fairway Community Center

330 Fairway Drive


3:00-3:30 PM

Truckee, CA

Community Arts Center

10046 Church Street


3:00-3:30 PM

Kings Beach, CA

Community House

265 Bear Street



Incline Village, NV

DWR Building

948 Incline Way


3:00-3:30 PM

If you cannot make distribution at any of these times, please Contact Us to discuss alternatives.

Emergency Food Bags

Community members may also receive up to 6 emergency food bags per year, with each bag containing various non-perishable food items that should supplement a family of 1 for 3 days.

Cooking Compromised Food Bags

Community members who are "cooking compromised" (i.e. little to no access to a stove, microwave, etc.) may receive up to 6 cooking compromised bags per year (or 12 if not receiving any Emergency Food Bags), with each bag containing various non-perishable food items that require no cooking. 

In addition to our office location, Emergency Food Bags and Cooking Compromised Food Bags are available at the following locations:

 Address  & Phone Number Hours of Operation
 Assumption Catholic Church  10930 Alder Dr, Truckee, CA 96161
 M, T, Th - 8:30am-6pm
F - 8:30am - 5pm
Sat - 12-8pm

 Family Resource Center of Truckee 11695 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA  96161
 M, T, Th F - 9am-4pm
 W - 10am-4pm
(closed daily from 12-1pm
 Concern for the Poor 10111 E Street, Truckee,  CA  96161

 T - 9am-12pm
 Th - 11am-2pm; 12-2pm hot lunch

 Nevada County Social Services 10075 Levon Ave, Truckee, CA 96161

 M-F - 8am-5pm
 Community House 265 Bear St, Kings Beach, CA 96143

 M-F - 9-5pm
 Rideout Community Center - Tahoe City Public Utilities District 740 Timberland Ln, Tahoe City, CA 96145

 M-F - 8am-5pm
Sat, Sun - 9am-5pm

Food and Companionship Exchange (FACE)

FACE is a program that serves community members who are restricted to their homes because of poor health, and who have limited access to food by making weekly grocery deliveries to their homes.

Project MANA staff will determine if a community member's needs and our service are a good match. To qualify for home delivery, you must:
  • Be incapable of attending one of our weekly food distributions due to a mental or physical limitation
  • Have no outside assistance such as family, neighbors, friends, or church, and have no other members of your household who can attend food distributions.
  • Have a gross monthly income of less than $1,211 (or 130% of the Federal poverty level)
  • Live within Project MANA’s service area, which includes Tahoe City, Truckee, Kings Beach or Incline Village.

et's Talk Turkey *Seasonal

In November 2013, over 500 local families received turkeys and fixings through Project MANA’s Let’s Talk Turkey Food Distribution.  Thanks to generous donations from the community, each community member who signed up for Let’s Talk Turkey and attended the distribution brought home a whole turkey, fresh produce, and other fixings for a fantastic holiday meal.

For Food Assistance, please Contact Us.