We want to provide our community with the most up to date information surrounding Truckee community resources. We want to emphasize that things are changing rapidly and we will do our best to keep this information current and relevant.
COVID-19 Hotline (530) 582-3450 - Tahoe Forest Hospital System:
Call if you are experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath – for more information or when to seek care. This special hotline is staffed 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Free Meals for Kids! - Tahoe Truckee Unified School District:
Meal pickups from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, unless a snow day is called. Lunch and breakfast for the next day will be provided to each child.
Hunger Relief, Crisis Intervention, Family Support - Sierra Community House – Serving the community on hunger prevention and crisis management.
All offices will remain open until further notice. Normal on-site food distributions are canceled. Sierra Community House will now deliver pre-packaged, nonperishable (canned and dried boxed) food to all who sign up.
Since the COVID-19 situation developed, Sierra Community House has seen a 50% increase in requests for food delivery services. This equates to serving 250 homes per week, and the number continues to grow daily. The Town’s grant of $75,000, which was approved by Council on March 25, 2020, will be used to support the infrastructure ramp-up as well as a new delivery program. There are increases in costs due to new warehouse locations, packaging, boxing, fuel, and staffing to accommodate food delivery.
To sign up for food delivery please leave a message at: 775-545-4083 or send an email to email@example.com
Crisis Line: 1-800-736 -1060- For Suicide Prevention and Support, please call our Crisis Line at 1-800-736-1060 or the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Please visit the Tahoe Truckee Suicide Prevention Coalition at www.tahoelifeline.org for more resources.
Emergency Shelter - EMERGENCY WARMING CENTER:
Call 530-386-7954 for a recorded message each day to check if the shelter is open.
Sierra Senior Services – Distributing hot, sealed, take-home meals at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments (10040 Estates Drive, Truckee), weekdays between 12-12:45 pm to seniors 60 years of age and older. There are no facilities at the location to eat the meal, so plan to take the meal with you. Suggested $5 donation per meal, but no one will be turned away.
The Town is also providing $10,000 in funding to the Sierra Senior Services to support the distribution of meals to Truckee seniors who are house-bound due to the Governor’s order. Volunteer drivers distribute hot, ready-to-eat meals mid-day Monday through Friday. They currently serve 35 Truckee residents, however; numbers have been growing at a rate of 14% per week since the beginning of March. Based on that, they anticipate serving an additional 30 Truckee seniors over the next 6 weeks. That’s a total of 65 seniors over the next 6 weeks that this Town funding will support. All seniors over 60 years of age are eligible, and more information can be found at Sierra Seniors.
Small Businesses and Nonprofit Leaders - A Small Business and Nonprofit Webinar Series amidst COVID-19:
Join the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation and the Sierra Business Council’s Sierra Small Business Development Center for this four-part series. We will share resources, best practices, and available assistance for small business owners and nonprofit leaders.
Town of Truckee Animal Services
Town of Truckee Animal Services will be reducing in person contact by requiring appointments for animal surrenders and redemptions. You can reach Animal Services at 530-582-7830. The Town of Truckee also asks that the public renew pet licenses online by going to their website, or you may mail it in.
The Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Pet Pantry
The Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe (HSTT) will continue to operate their Pet Pantry program providing pet food and supplies to our community members. On March 25, 2020 Truckee Town Council voted in favor of assisting the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe Pet Pantry Program with $5000. HSTTs pet food donation program is for families facing financial hardship. This program provides financial support to residents by offsetting the cost of pet ownership, and also reduces the number of pets given up because the guardian is experiencing financial hardship. $5,000 Town funding would feed approximately 55 dogs or 150 cats for one month.
If you would like to contribute to the Pet Pantry program, items can be dropped off in the designated bin in front of the shelter seven days per week between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm (please do not bring in donations outside of those hours, due to surrounding wildlife). We are only able to accept donations of unopened and unexpired pet food and cat litter. Hours for Pet Pantry food pick up or scheduled adoption appointments will be Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.
Additionally, HSTT is closed for adoptions. Your can reach HSTT at 530-587-5948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suddenlink Student Support - As part of the nationwide effort to keep students and families connected during the COVID-19/Coronavirus, Suddenlink will be extending free Altice Advantage Internet offering to any student in our service area who do not currently have internet connectivity. For more information go to https://www.alticeadvantageinternet.com/
A complete Census 2020 count is critical to drive California’s federal funding for services that help support our families and a fair share of representation in California and Washington D.C. It is now more critical than ever to encourage community members to complete the Census online or via phone. Found out more from Nevada County.
Business Resources - COVID-19:
On March 17, 2020 Nevada County was approved for participation in the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program for small businesses. Loans are to help mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19 on small businesses. Visit the Sierra Small Business Development Center online to learn about resources available to support local businesses, including SBA Disaster and Economic Injury Loans.
Southwest Gas has postponed any disconnection of natural gas service for nonpayment of gas bills indefinitely. For more info go to: https://www.swgas.com/en/covid19.