Adopt a Day of Nourishment Articles

Kirkwood Mountain Resort Adopt A Day of Nourishment

left to right: Aryn Yancker, Dora Akers, Matt Jones, Katie Wry.

For over 30 years, Bread & Broth has been providing meals at St. Theresa Church’s Grace Hall to all who come to our door.  Over the years, the number of meals served weekly has changed, but currently B&B serves two meals, Monday Meal and Second Serving on Fridays, every week of the year.   As an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, B&B relies on the generosity of time and monetary support from our local community to provide the wonderful and nutritious meals that are enjoyed by our dinner guests.

Two of B&B’s on-going supporters of our Monday Meal dinner are the local Vail Resorts, Heavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort.   Thanks to the funding provided by Vail’s EpicPromise grant program, the two resorts sponsor a total of 12 Adopt a Day of Nourishment dinners annually.  Additionally, the grant funds also support our Thanksgiving meal and funding for our B&B 4 Kids programs.

On Monday, March 2nd, it was Kirkwood Mountain Resort’s turn to host the evening’s Monday Meal.   Kirkwood’s amazing Adopt A Day team members Dora Akers, Matt Jones, Katie Wry and Aryn Yancher arrived at 3:00 p.m.to help with the dining area setup and food “giveaway” bag packing.  When Grace Hall’s doors opened at 4:00 p.m., the Kirkwood team manned the serving line and finished off their volunteer efforts with the meal’s cleanup.

“Thank you for the opportunity to give back to the community,” said Matt Jones, Kirkwood’s VP and General Manager.  “We are humbled to help out such a wonderful organization.”  B&B is very fortunate to have the support of Vail Resorts and their great team members in our efforts to ease hunger.  Thanks to Vail and all of their team members who have volunteered over the last 8 years, over 9,000 meals have been served to those in need.

For more information on B&B’s AAD sponsorships, donating, volunteering, or meal service information visit www.breadandbroth.org or call Carol Gerard at 530-542-2876.

Tahoe Douglas Rotary Feeds Those In Need

Rotarians Ryder Evans and Paul Thibodeau

Sponsoring their first Adopt A Day of Nourishment for this year, the Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club donated $300 to host Bread & Broth’s Monday Meal dinner on February 24th and helped feed those in need in our community. Having sponsored 5-6 Bread & Broth meals annually for the past several years, the Rotary Club has demonstrated their commitment to dedicating their time and talents to tackling humanitarian challenges.

Rotary Club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and a chance to give back. Taking their turn at helping at a B&B meal, Rotarians Ryder Evans and Paul Thibodeau volunteered for three hours with the B&B volunteers getting the giveaway food bags packed, preparing the dessert and drink table, manning  the serving line, and finishing off their volunteer shift by helping with the meal’s take down and cleanup.

“We were honored to help Bread & Broth and serve the community,” said Paul and Ryder.  “We are grateful for what we have and have tremendous gratitude for the B&B volunteers.” Sponsoring and volunteering at a B&B meal is a humbling and sobering experience, and it is very heartwarming to experience the gratitude of the folks who enjoy the hot, nutritious meals. These meals provided are thanks to the generous monetary and time donations of organizations like the Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club. Kudos to this very generous organization for all they do to support our community.

For more information on B&B’s Adopt A Day sponsorships, donating, volunteering, or meal service information visit www.breadandbroth.org or call Carol Gerard at 530-542-2876.

Bread & Broth recipient of successful Tahoe Chamber Connect for a Cause donations

More than 120 community members attended the January 23 mixer to raise money and food for the group that feeds almost 180 school-age students with a backpack of weekend food as well as hot meals for everyone on Monday and Friday evenings…READ MORE

KUDOS: BREAD AND BROTH THANKS HEAVENLY SKI PATROL

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L-R: Patrick Chu, Colton Terry, Andi Bertolina, Abby Salter, Marissa Streck, Mike Galgay.

Exchanging their Heavenly Ski Patrol jackets for Bread & Broth (B&B) aprons, Patrick Chu, Colton Terry, Andi Bertolina, Abby Salter, Marissa Streck, and Mike Galgay joined the B&B volunteers serving a delicious hot meal to the dinner guests at the Monday Meal on January 27 at St. Theresa Grace Hall. It was a cold evening and the hot chicken noodle casserole, prepared by the talented B&B cooks and served by the Heavenly Ski Patrol Adopt A Day sponsor team members, was a hit with the dinner guests
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Bread & Broth Meal sponsored by Kirkwood Mountain Resort

 

Everyone in the Lake Tahoe South Shore community is invited to attend any of the weekly meals served by St. Theresa’s Bread & Broth organization in St. Theresa’s Grace Hall.  The Monday Meal is a full-course, hot, nutritious dinner served from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday’s Second Serving meal offers a simple entrée and soup served from 4 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   In addition to providing delicious meals, dinner guests are provided the opportunity to take home a food “giveaway” bag containing a variety of foods including fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, canned goods, and breads and pastries.

These meals and food giveaways are made possible by a variety of funding sources and food donors including local stores and businesses, farmer’s markets, private donors, and grants.  However, the primary funding source for the Monday Meal is B&B’s Adopt a Day of Nourishment program.  Adopt A Day sponsors donate $300 to host a meal and send a sponsor crew to help serve at their sponsorship dinner.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort was the Adopt A Day sponsor for the July 15th Monday Meal and Kirkwood team members Joan Gibson, Patricia Maas and Armando Shalhoub volunteered their time to help at Kirkwood’s sponsorship dinner.  “Having just moved to the Tahoe area, I was so excited to have the opportunity to give to our local community,” shared Patricia.  “What a wonderful way to serve others and do good!  All the guests and volunteers were so thankful and hospitable. This evening truly warmed my heart.”

B&B is so grateful to the wonderful Kirkwood team members who come prepared to help at the meals wherever needed and share their warmth and kindness with the evening’s dinner guests.  B&B’s partnership with Vail’s Kirkwood and Heavenly Mountain Resort reflects the commitment that the Vail Resort organization has to our local community.

Tahoe Douglas Rotary Serves the Community

The Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club is truly committed to helping non-profit organizations in the Lake Tahoe South Shore community.  From helping to fund activities for develop- mentally disabled children, to building ice rinks for the local curling teams, to feeding those in need in the community, Rotary provides funds for causes that improve the lives of our local community members.

Bread & Broth has been a very thankful recipient of the Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club’s generosity.  For the past two years, the local Rotarians have sponsored 11 Adopt A Day of Nourishments; feeding full course, nutritious dinners to over 900 dinner guests.  The most recent Monday Meal the Rotary sponsored was on June 17th and Rotarians Ashley Colvin, Ellen Dauscher, Hannah Davis, J.J. McLaughlin and Brian Williams were on hand to help the B&B volunteers.

“Tahoe Douglas Rotary is happy to be a part of the Bread & Broth Adopt A Day program,” shared Ellen Dauscher.  “The service provided is so valuable to the community.  Thanks for letting us participate.”    B&B truly enjoys having the Rotarians join us.  They show up with a great attitude, work hard, and demonstrate kindness and warmth to everyone they encounter.  B&B appreciates and looks forward to partnering with the Rotary as they sponsor two more ADDs this year.

EpicPromise Grant funds B&B Adopt A Day

Vail Resort’s EpicPromise grants are distributed to over 50 non-profits in the Lake Tahoe South Shore community.  These grant funds are used by the recipient organizations to support a variety of non-profit programs which benefit children, mental illness programs, environmental projects, to name just a few.  Bread & Broth is also an EpicPromise Grant recipient and a portion of the funds go to sponsoring 12 Adopt A Day of Nourishment Monday Meal dinners annually.

On June 10th, an Adopt A Day sponsor crew from Heavenly Mountain Resort consisting of Michelle Beall, Chris Brune, Katie Ficeto, Duncan Kincheloe, and Zach Koneffko joined the B&B volunteers to serve the evening’s meal.  “The opportunity to participate in this ministry and chance to serve the community is our entire team looks forward to,’ commented Chris.  “We’re always happy to be here and look forward to the next time we’re invited back.”

The AAD sponsor crews from Heavenly and Kirkwood Mountain Resorts are always a pleasure to have helping at B&B’s dinners.  Many of the Vail team members have served many times over the years and are very helpful and need little direction.  Without exception, the Vail teams are warm, friendly and welcoming to all of the dinner guests who enjoy the hot and nutritious meals funded by the Vail EpicPromise grant monies.

Heavenly Hosts B&B Monday Meal

Dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Lake Tahoe South Shore community, Bread & Broth provides two meals every week to anyone who wants to enjoy a hot, nutritious dinner.  Currently, due to the fire at the Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, both dinners are served at St. Theresa Church Grace Hall.   B&B’s Monday Meal serves a hot, full-course dinner and the Friday Second Serving provides soup and a simple entree.  Attending any of B&B’s dinners is a great way to enjoy a great meal!

Helping Bread & Broth to finance and serve the Monday Meal dinner are the generous Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsors and the sponsor crew members that volunteer to spend 3 hours of their time to assist the B&B volunteers.   The hosting organization for the Monday, May 20th evening meal for the 3rd time this year, was Heavenly Mountain Resort, who sent six members of their Human Resources team to help at the dinner.

“The ability to connect and provide something meaningful to another person in our community is truly rewarding,” shared Eric Davidson.  “The people we served at Bread & Broth were so grateful, their bellies were filled and our souls were warmed.”   Serving alongside of Eric were fellow HR team members Jesse Harrison, Will Battenberg, Emily Fukiage, Shylo Ewing, and Rebecca Del Pozo.  These sponsor crew members were a joy to have helping at the dinner.  All smiles and kinds words to our dinner guests.

B&B is very grateful to Heavenly Mountain Resorts for their support of our program and their commitment to helping the community members of South Lake Tahoe.

Club Live Serves Community

Thanks to the leadership of Club Live’s advisor, Larry Lambdin, South Tahoe Middle School students have the opportunity to experience leadership events, participate in community service projects and enjoy recreational trips all focused on providing safe and high energy alternative activities.

As one community service project for the club members, Club Live for the last 4 years has sponsored a Bread & Broth Adopt A Day of Nourishment.  This year, the club hosted the May 13th Monday Meal, and in addition to helping the B&B volunteers at the dinner, they thoughtfully put together packets containing personal hygiene items to hand out to the dinner guests.

It is always a treat to have the Club Live student members helping at the dinners.  They are cheerful, filled with energy and always ready to help when needed.  This year, the Club Live members included Alisha Bailey, Bianca Blue, and Rudy and Jose Regalado under the guidance of Larry Lamdbin.  When asked about their serving at the Monday Meal, Ruby responded, “Thank you for having us.  We had such a wonderful day with everyone.  This was such a fun experience!”

Kudos to these young Club Live students and to their efforts to help others and participate in activities that expand their experiences and opportunities.

 

Forest Suites Resort Sponsors B&B Dinner

Every Monday, Bread & Broth serves a hot, full-course dinner to everyone who comes to Grace Hall from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. for a communal meal in a safe and welcoming environment.   Everyone is welcome and B&B encourages everyone to enjoy the wonderful ‘home-cooked’ meals loving prepared and served by Bread & Broth’s cooks and dinner crew volunteers.

In addition to general donations, B&B’s Monday Meal is funded by the organization’s Adopt A Day of Nourishment program.  On May 6th, the Forest Suites Resort hosted the AAD sponsorship donating $300 to help cover the meal’s costs and sending a fantastic group of Forest Suite Resort team members to assist the B&B volunteers with their sponsorship dinner.

The energetic and helpful Forest Suites Resort volunteer members included Victoria Marmolejo, Alesha Newman, Maria Olvera, Jesus Robles, and Caitlin Thompson.

“We had a wonderful time with the B&B team,” said Caitlin.  “It was a pleasure being able to serve our community like this!”   In fact, several members of the sponsor crew so enjoyed their experience helping others, that they completed volunteer application forms to volunteer throughout the year.

B&B is so pleased to have the wonderful AAD sponsorship crews join us week after week and share the experience of fulfillment through service to others.