Volunteers serve at USDA commodity food distributions and at food banks for individuals facing food insecurity. Volunteers also participate in monthly “food drops” delivering food directly to the homes of frail, homebound seniors in rural communities.
RSVP administers the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program for the entire state of Nevada which is a cooperative effort provided by RSVP, USDA, Nevada Department of Agriculture, and the Nevada Division of Aging and Disability Services. RSVP distributes the Farmer’s Market coupons each year (June-August) to ensure that low-income seniors who may not be able to afford fresh produce, have the opportunity to enjoy the bounty of the farmers markets. Our goal is to increase consumption of healthy locally grown fruits, vegetables, and fresh unprocessed herbs while supplementing the nutritional needs of seniors.
RSVP programs and services are offered at no charge with the exception of the monitoring fee from Lifeline; however, there are suggested donations for services. No one is turned away because of an inability to donate. Not all programs are available in each county. RSVP volunteers do not perform services that fall under professional health care services, such as nurses, aids, etc. We cannot lift, transfer clients, or administer medication.
For assistance please contact RSVP at 775-687-4680 or visit the Contact Us Page for a listing of the Field Office in your community.
“If it wasn’t for RSVP I’d sure be in trouble. The people sure are willing to help me anyway they can.”
– RSVP Homebound Client