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Emergency Community Resources and Information

Covid-19 Community Resources

Post Date:03/18/2020

Emergency Community Resources & Information

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 7:30 am – 6 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.

  • To sign up for food delivery please leave a message at: 775-545-4083 or send an email to
  • 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 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. 

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.

Animal Services Pet Pantry

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 by mail or online by going to their website,…/police/animal-services.

Town of Truckee Animal Services will continue to operate our Pet Pantry program providing pet food and supplies to our community members. Additionally, the Humane Society Truckee Tahoe (HSTT) will continue to facilitate adoptions by appointment. Hours for Pet Pantry food pick up or scheduled adoption appointments will be Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 am until 3 pm. To make an appointment for adoption, please call HSTT at 530-587-5948 or email

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 am and 5 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.

Census 2020: 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. Here’s a link to the information:

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