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Local Resource Guide: Food, Non-Profit Funding, Personal Expenses, Mental Health & More

If you do not meet the small business owner eligibility requirements for funding through the Resilience Fund, we'd like to point you in the direction of additional area resources. From sourcing non-profit funding to help finding food and shelter relief in the region, below is a list of organizations helping Truckee-North Lake Tahoe. 

Non-Profit Organizations

Reach out to your board to discuss avenues for relief. The Nevada County Relief Fund will soon begin providing $5,000 grants to small businesses and non-profit organizations. Keep checking back for new information.

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation has also created an emergency response fund to provide flexible resources to non-profit organizations that are working within our community and are impacted by COVID-19.

Front Line Businesses

Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation is pooling funds to help organizations on the front line of the pandemic to help with things like hunger relief, peer counseling, mental health support and rental assistance. 

Independent Contractors 

California Unemployment Insurance has expanded and is now available to those self-employed and to independent contractors through Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

Restaurant Employees

California Restaurant Association Foundation has created Restaurants Care, a platform to assist food and beverage industry workers who've been impacted by COVID-19. 


The first-come, first-served Town of Truckee rent relief program has accepted all applications it had capacity for at this time; check the Town's Facebook page for updates.

On March 27, governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order granting qualifying tenants 60 days (rather than five) to respond to unlawful detainer complaints and prevents evictions ordered through May 31, 2020. 

Mortgages & Utilities 

Your mortgage lender may be able to provide payment deferral or relief opportunities.

Truckee Donner Public Utility District is offering a customer relief program giving credits for payment assistance to residents who've lost 25% or more of their income due to the pandemic. 

Personal Debt 

Look at your personal expenses, reach out to and negotiate with your bank and credit card providers. Cut out any unnecessary spending and start having tough conversations to protect yourself now and have a plan moving forward.

Food Resources 

Sierra Community House is delivering non-perishable food boxes. Sign up by calling (775) 545-4083 or emailing with your full name, address, phone number and number of people in the household. For assistance with crisis intervention and legal services in addition to hunger relief, call their helpline at 1-800-736-1060.

Sierra Relief Kitchen offers meals for curbside pickup on Thursdays and Saturdays from 4-5 p.m. Meals are prepared for individuals and families in need by The Station, a Truckee eatery. Fill out their meal request form online to specify dietary restrictions and pickup details.

Free Meals for All Kids is a program being offered by Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Every weekday, Monday-Friday during school closures, meals are available for pickup from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The district is providing area kids with lunch as well as breakfast for the next day. Click here for pickup and delivery locations.

Community members anywhere in the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe area who are 60 years old and over can receive lunch from Sierra Senior Services. Submit an application online with your contact information and address, so their team can deliver fresh meals.

Grab-and-go dinners are available to families in Incline Village, Kings Beach and Truckee through the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the clubhouse in Kings Beach, Incline and Truckee Elementary Schools. 


The Truckee - North Tahoe Warming Center is providing a Respite Day Center every Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day for people to find reprieve and a place to shelter in.

Local Essential Jobs

Truckee Jobs Collective lists essential industries that are hiring now as well as for late spring and early summer. Their jobs list includes work now with grocery stores, shipping services, builders and human services as well as new postings for upcoming local business openings.  

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Help

Follow the Emergency Relief - Tahoe/Truckee Covid-19 Facebook page @TahoeTruckeeRelief to learn of community resources. Page members can post their needs to the group for volunteers to respond to. 

Physical & Mental Health 

If you are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath, call the Tahoe Forest Hospital COVID-19 Hotline any time between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.: (530) 582-3450.

Older community members looking for additional help getting essential items can call California's COVID-19 Hotline for Seniors: (833) 544-2374.

Dial 211 to reach local or regional call centers for help with basic human needs resources, physical and mental health, suicide prevention, work support, services in non-English languages, support for older Americans and persons with disabilities, family and child support, and more.

The Addiction Treatment Division offers support and treatment options for individuals with drug and alcohol addiction. They help those in greatest need to find addiction treatment options that are the best for each individual situation. Their services are 100% free and they cover all 50 states. Please visit for help.

Tahoe Truckee Suicide Prevention coalition:
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

To speak to someone for suicide prevention and support: 
Sierra Community House Crisis Line: 1-800-736-1060
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Additional National Helplines: 
  • 1-800-TALK 
  • 1-800-2433
  • 1-888-2433
  • 1-877-784-2432 en español 

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