What We Do
Thank you for your interest in We Care Volunteers. We are an informal group of people who formed a Nevada nonprofit, because we were concerned that there are those among the Reno Community that although they have some resources, they do not have the ability to prepare nutritious meals for themselves.
This leads to many homeless and disadvantaged persons eating improperly, or not at all.
We Care Volunteers was founded by Amber Lynn Dobson and her son Gianni Dacosta, after seeing a need for someone to provide food to those living it rough on the streets, and the working poor living in the daily motels of Reno, Nevada.
Now in our 3rd year, We Care Volunteers provides over 3,800 meals a month, serving the homeless, working poor, elderly, veterans, women, children and families of the Reno community.
We Care Volunteers was founded in 2010 and incorporated in 2012 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Who We Serve
A 2010 hunger study* found that 15% of the population in our community are without a regular source of nutritious meals.
Unsurprisingly the same study reports that 41% of the population in our community does not qualify for federal nutrition programs (food stamps) and often must rely on charitable food assistance programs like We Care Volunteers.
We currently serve the Reno community in the parking lot of The Tom Vetica Resource center.
335 Record Street
Reno, Nevada 89512
Mon - Thur: 7:00-8:30pm
*Study compiled by the Food Bank of Northern Nevada http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-studies/map-the-meal-gap.aspx