The deadline to fill out the 2020 census is quickly approaching, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nevada has surpassed its 2010 census self-response rate. In 2010, Nevadans had the choice to self-respond to the census one of two ways: over the phone or by mail. By the end of the 2010 census deadline,… [Read More]
Several months into the pandemic, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada is seeing record numbers of people using their food assistance services. With many food pantries housed in schools, food availability over the summer is different than during the rest of the year. Before the pandemic, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada served about 91,000 people a… [Read More]
One in five children in Washoe County is food insecure and experts suggest this may contribute to the county’s high mental illness rate.
A rise in enrollment in the SNAP program has contributed significantly to a decrease in the food insecure population in Washoe County and Nevada over the past decade. However, new federal rules threaten access to SNAP, especially for lower income communities despite evidence that the program is net positive.