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Bread & Broth kids food bags available by pickup only on Wednesday

November 9, 2020
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Due to the Veterans Day holiday, Bread & Broth 4 Kids food bags will not be distributed by school buses Wednesday but can be picked up instead.

Since there is no school, South Lake Tahoe area families can pick up kids food bags from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Theresa Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Avenue.

The bags will also be available from noon to 1 p.m. in front of Tahoe Valley Elementary School, 943 Tahoe Island Drive, and from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Bijou Community School, 3501 Spruce Avenue.

On Nov. 18, bags will be distributed at bus stops. These bags will be double the normal amount of food due to the week-long holiday the following week for Thanksgiving.

Bread & Broth expects to have the Wednesday food bag distribution until the Christmas holiday. Parents will be updated should this schedule change….Read more

Bread & Broth seeks donations for ‘Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway’

November 5, 2020
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Bread & Broth is doing something a little different for Thanksgiving this year and is seeking donations to make it happen.

During past Thanksgiving holidays, Bread & Broth has sponsored a hot, nutritious meal for about 250 people.

This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Bread & Broth will use donations for a “Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway” that will be distributed from 3-5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, at St. Theresa Grace Hall.

Bags will be handed out instead of a sit down meal which will contain a total Thanksgiving dinner. These bags will include a turkey breast, yams, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, gravy, rolls, sparkling cider and a pumpkin pie.

These Thanksgiving meal items will be provided to guests along with the regular food giveaway bags given out each Monday and Friday. Special bags of non-cook Thanksgiving food items will also be provided to those without cooking capabilities….Read more

Finalists announced for 13th annual Blue Ribbon Awards

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Tahoe Chamber has narrowed down the finalists for its annual Blue Ribbon Awards and the winners will be announced later this month.

The community is invited to attend the awards ceremony to honor South Shore businesses and individuals that have impacted our community for the better. In place of the annual dinner, winners will be announced in an awards show that is pre-filmed and broadcast on Lake Tahoe Television from 6-7 p.m. on Nov. 19. Viewers are asked to register in advance on TahoeChamber.org to get direct access to the awards ceremony.

Those that are in the mood to celebrate can hit the town to support a variety of local restaurants that will be offering special viewings or special happy hour menus for dine in or take out. The Chamber encourages everyone to safely get out to support local businesses and celebrate the 2020 Blue Ribbon nominees and winners….Read more

Back to School for some in South Lake Tahoe on Monday

Submitted by paula on Sat, 10/10/2020 – 2:38pm

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – School in South Lake Tahoe hasn’t been held in-person since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lake Tahoe Unified School District (LTUSD) will start the process of getting kids back into the classroom on Monday, October 12.

They will make the shift from Phase 1 to Phase 2 and a hybrid schedule with elementary students attending either Monday and Tuesday (Cohort A) or on Thursday and Friday (Cohort B), all days with a four-hour schedule. The rest of the time will be distance learning.

The current plans are for middle school students to return to a hybrid schedule on November 2, and the high school to begin labs and specialty classes on November 2 with hybrid school schedule starting November 30. The principal of the middle school will present his plans during the LTUSD Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, October l3. The high school principal will present her plans during the November 10 meeting….READ MORE

Healthy Tahoe: Attic opening for the community

Addressing our community’s health requires hard work, collaboration, and listening to the challenges of those who need our help the most with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. While Barton Health’s Attic Thrift Store has been closed the last six months, we’ve been working to influence factors that strengthen the resilience of our community.

The Attic’s main purpose is to provide clothing and other essential household items to the community through generous donations. In turn, Barton has donated clothes, toys, bedding, and other urgently needed household items in partnership with local nonprofits like Bread & Broth, Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless, and Christmas Cheer while the Attic’s retail operations have been on hold….READ MORE

Bread & Broth delivering weekend food bags for kids

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Kids School program will resume and once again deliver weekend food bags to Lake Tahoe Unified School District children at school sites and school bus locations every Friday. The weekend bags contain seven individual, kid-friendly, nutritious meals (two breakfasts, two lunches and three dinners) as well as fresh fruit and nutritious snacks.

These bags help supplement and meet basic nourishment needs for children over the weekend.

B&B volunteers will be packing the bags at St. Theresa Grace Hall and Heavenly Mountain Resort, an ongoing supporter of the B&B program, is providing team members and a van to pickup the bags at Grace Hall every Friday morning for delivery to school busses at South Tahoe High School. LTUSD bus drivers and school site staffers will hand out these B&B 4 Kids’ food bags to students at the various school sites and bus route locations…Read more…

Barton Foundation doubles community health grant funding

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Barton Foundation has awarded $100,000 in community health grant funding. The record funding was awarded to 13 Lake Tahoe-based organizations that shared Barton Health’s commitment to addressing the area’s most urgent health needs; mental and behavioral health, substance use and access to care.

The organizations selected for a grant serve the area’s most vulnerable populations and those in need including:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Sierra; For youth mentorship and support programs Bread & Broth; To address food insecurities faced by children and adults Boys and Girls Club; For health and safety upgrades in group environments Child Advocates of El Dorado; Helping recruit and train advocates for at-risk youth El Dorado County Office of Education; For learning programs supporting children in need Tahoe Senior Plaza; Increasing access to health resources for low-income seniors Live Violence Free; To provide bilingual mental health services for victims of abuse Mountain High Recovery Center; For telehealth services treating substance use disorders SOS Outreach; Offering youth mentorship programs for emotional skill development South Tahoe Drug Free Coalition; For drug abuse awareness and prevention education Suicide Prevention Network; Supporting suicide awareness and prevention programs Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless; Increasing safety resources for at-risk populations Tahoe Magic…..Read more

Bread & Broth and the Attic team up to provide food and supplies to the South Lake Tahoe community

Barton Health’s Attic Thrift Store is joining Bread & Broth in their efforts to help members of the community struggling during the economic downturn brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Attic Thrift Store is providing free clothing, home goods and toys for all of the clients coming to Bread & Broth’s food giveaways on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at St. Theresa Church Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Avenue (one block east of the Tahoe Middle School).

Bread & Broth says they are thrilled to have the Barton’s Attic Thrift Store partnering with them to serve the community by supplementing its food giveaway program with free items that have been donated to the Attic Thrift Store….Read more

Bread & Broth needs volunteers for Monday and Friday food giveaways

 

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Bread and Broth has been feeding the community not only during the pandemic, but for 31 years. The need has been especially great during the trying times of COVI-19, job loss and uncertainty.

Never skipping a beat, Bread & Broth moved from serving hot meals twice a week at St. Theresa Church Grace Hall to giving away bags of food including fresh produce, dairy and eggs from the hall’s foyer.

They also changed their weekly food backpack program from schools to bus stops, and now the Bread & Broth 4 Kids program gives away food each week from that same foyer….Read more

Bread & Broth 4 Kids starts free summer food program for South Lake Tahoe youth

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – For the fourth consecutive summer, the St. Theresa Bread & Broth 4 Kids Summer Program will provide weekly food bags for South Lake Tahoe youth every Wednesday until school resumes in August.

Since local schools closed in March due to the coronavirus, Bread & Broth 4 Kids (BB4K) has provided weekly food bags to students at bus stops and schools in coordination with the Lake Tahoe Unified School District as they distributed daily meals. Some weeks the BB4K bags went to over 410 children.

During a normal school year, BB4K gives 150-180 qualified students a bag of food each weekend that contains three dinners, two breakfasts, two lunches and snacks. That program moved to cover summer meals as well in 2017 thanks to a grant from Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz and his wife Elana Amsterdam. Last summer, an average of 225 kids received a bag of food each week…..read more