Adopt a Day of Nourishment Articles

Harrah’s/Harveys’ HEROs Help Others

Twice yearly, the Harrah’s/Harveys’ HEROs organization sponsors a Bread & Broth Adopt A Day of Nourishment meal to help others in the Lake Tahoe South Shore Community.  On April 22nd, the HEROs were back hosting an AAD at St. Theresa Grace Hall sponsoring the evening meal.  “We all enjoyed serving our local community especially at Easter time,” said HERO member Janice Blanchard.  “It was a fantastic experience to celebrate and serve on Earth Day!”

By sponsoring a Bread & Broth AAD, individuals, organizations and businesses partner with B&B to help cover the costs of a Monday Meal dinner and participate in many of the activities involved in providing a meal serving anywhere from 60 to 110 dinner guests.

The HEROs crew came all decked out in their colorful HEROs’ shirts to help the B&B volunteers and warmly welcome and serve the 83 dinner guests who came to enjoy the chicken stroganoff dinner.   In addition to Janice, the HEROs sponsor crew consisted of

Tim Ault, Pat Frega, Krysteena Palaroan, and Willie Way.  B&B loves having the HEROs join us because they are so experienced, helpful and great to the dinner clients.  We always look forward to their next AAD sponsorship.

Heavenly Hosts B&B Dinner

The team members from Heavenly Mountain Operations Snow Surfaces work really hard to make skiing at the resort a truly enjoyable experience.  On February 12th,  the Adopt A Day sponsor crew from the Snow Surfaces Operations brought the same dedication to helping the Bread & Broth volunteers provide a tasty meal and fun evening to the grateful dinner guests.

“As part of the Heavenly EpicPromise program, it is an honor to work with Bread & Broth to support and feed the less fortunate members of our community,” said Tyler Lehman, Heavenly Mountain Operations Snow Surfaces Grooming Manager.  “These programs are such a vital part of the community.”   

Joining Tyler were David Hager, Snow Making Manager; Bryan Hickman, Sr. Manager of Snow Surfaces, and Frank Papandrea, Sustainability Manager.  These four Heavenly team members are “seasoned’ volunteers who have helped at previous Heavenly sponsorship dinners and they were a delight to having helping with the dinner’s setup, serving, and cleanup.

B&B would like to thank Heavenly for their $300 sponsorship donation and for encouraging the incredible team members from Heavenly to come to help others in need of assistance and who always giving freely of their time and effort to make a difference in our community.

Ameriprise Partners with B&B

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. has a legacy of giving back to the community and annually sponsors a corporate-wide National Day of Service in November with the goal of ending hunger.  This year, the South Lake Tahoe Ameriprise Financial Services’ office once again chose to join with Bread and Broth in their efforts to feed the hungry by sponsoring an “Adopt a Day of Nourishment” on November 13th.   This is their fifth November Adopt A Day in the last five years.

“A wonderful way to support the spirit of Thanksgiving,” said Office Manager and Ameriprise Financial Private Wealth Advisor, Richard Gross.  “We are humbled and honored to participate every November and appreciated the opportunity to be of service.”  Also, joining Richard were Elizabeth Palmer, Client Services Manager and Melissa Stefani.   The Ameriprise crew had a busy evening helping the B&B volunteers bagging the “giveaway’ food items, serving heaping trays filled with pork roast, sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes and assisting with the dinner’s clean up.

B&B would like to thank Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. and the local Ameriprise office members for their generous monetary and time contribution to seeing that over 90 meals were served to the less fortunate members of the south shore community.

Still Water Yoga Serves Community


A gold star for outstanding volunteer service and original Adopt A Day of Nourishment
picture pose goes to Still Water Yoga. This limber and very kind and thoughtful group
of ladies was a joy to have hosting Bread & Broth’s July 24 th Monday Meal. To Karen
Eberlin, Shannon Liebel, Lucy McLaughlin, Susan Glasson and Liz Norman, B&B would
like to thank you and would love to have your yoga group back any time.
The $250 donated for the sponsorship meal enabled the B&B cooks to offer pulled pork
and roast beef sandwiches, broccoli, cole slaw, and fruit salad on the evening’s menu.
In addition to serving the meals to the dinner guests, the Still Water Yoga crew helped
bag fruits, vegetables, dairy products and baked goods to send home with the diners to
help supplement meals later in the week. At the end of meal, this hardworking crew
helped the B&B volunteers with the meal’s breakdown and cleanup.
“It was a pleasure to be able to help serve the community,” said Shannon. “Thank you
for being so organized and allowing us this opportunity.” B&B is so pleased to have
the support and help of our community partners like Still Water Yoga who take this
‘opportunity’ to help ease hunger and improve the lives of those in need.
To partner with B&B as a donor or sponsor, contact Carol at (530) 542-2876 or
carolsgerard@aol.com.

Filipino Community Hosts Adopt A Day Dinner

“The Filipino Community would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Bread & Broth for once again giving us the opportunity to be a part of their very important and heart-warming Adopt A Day program,” commented Mila Seals.  Mila has been coordinating the AAD meals that the Filipino Community has been sponsoring for the last four years.

With the help of eleven members of the Filipino Community, a wonderful Filipino themed dinner was served to B&B’s dinner guests at the March 6th Monday Meal.

The evening’s guests enjoyed sweet and sour pork ribs, honey mustard chicken, chow mien noodles, rice and broccoli with cheese all prepared and cooked by the Filipino sponsor crew.  This generous and hardworking sponsor crew out did themselves hosting the meal.  In addition to cooking the tasty meal, they helped with the setup, serving and cleanup and were a joy to all who attended the dinner.

B&B would like to take this opportunity to thank Mila Seal, Myra Fajilan, Cecilia de Leon, Ador Manalili, Julie Fajayan, Nora Cabanero, Bogey Boyes, Sally Dasalla and Belma, Rudy, Mila, and Mercy Penollar   These wonderful members of the Filipino Community donated their time and effort to helping others in need by serving a delicious and nutritious meal prepared from the heart

Tahoe Art League Feeds Community

Local arts organization, Tahoe Art League, has long been serving Tahoe artists and promoting the arts to feed hearts and minds in the south shore.  On February 20th, the Art League fed the hungry of our community by sponsoring Bread & Broth’s Monday Meal at St. Theresa Grace Hall.

At the Monday Meal, current and past Art League board members Connie Clark, president; Barbie Crawford, secretary; Janet McDougall, vice president; and Robert Schimmel; past president, volunteered their time and provided incredible service to the B&B volunteers.  These wonderful volunteers helped serve a ‘heartwarming’ shepard’s pie served with green beans, salad, peaches & yummy desserts donated by local stores.

Taking a break from serving, Robert shared his comments.  “We are grateful to have the opportunity to serve those who have less and so appreciate this ministry.  It is humbling and very gratifying to help the B&B crew and personally see the good that is done at the Monday Meals.”

Thanks to generous Adopt A Day sponsors like Tahoe Art League, B&B has been very fortunate to provide meals to those in need for over 27 years.  Our incredible financial donors and their sponsor crews, who donate their time to work side by side with us, are an appreciated and integral part of B&B’s Monday Meal program.

Kudos to Kirkwood Mountain Resort AAD Crew

Kudos to Kirkwood Mountain Resort AAD Crew

A big thank you to all of the volunteers who braved snow covered roads to help feed the vulnerable and hungry at Bread & Broth’s Monday Meal serving on January 23rd.   Being the biggest snow fall in years, no one was really sure if the meal’s volunteers or any dinner guests would be able to travel the roads to St. Theresa’s Grace Hall.  Amazingly, 65 dinner guests and most of the scheduled volunteers attended the dinner.

Sponsoring the evening’s dinner was Kirkwood Mountain Resort and Skier Services crew members Jon Copeland, Anjie Goulding, Reba Mourcio and Jamie Mullens formed the volunteer sponsor crew.  “It’s always a treat to come to volunteer here and support the community,” said Jon.   “Bread & Broth does a fantastic job and we are happy to help and support.  Our employees enjoy the experience.”

Bread & Broth is very fortunate to have volunteers and sponsor groups that are committed to helping the hungry even under hazardous conditions.  Walking and driving through barely plowed streets to help at B&B’s Monday Meal and making a difference in another person’s life deserves a very special thank you.  So kudos to Kirkwood Mountain Resort and their incredible Skier Services sponsor crew.

Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra Continues their Support of B&B

Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra Continues their Support of B&B

It is always a treat when the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra hosts a Bread & Broth ‘Adopt A Day of Nourishment’.   Not only has the Kiwanis Club sponsored an Adopt A Day every January since the program’s inception in 2010, but they were the first organization to host an AAD dinner when the program was introduced.   Bread & Broth is so fortunate to have the on-going support of the dedicated Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra.

On Monday, January 9, Kelly Meyer joined her fellow Kiwanis Club and seasoned AAD volunteer crew members Rich Dart, Pat Frega and Jan Lynds in providing help at the Club’s AAD dinner.   “This experience and opportunity to give back to the community I was born and raised in is incredible”, said Kelly.  “It’s an eye opening experience and one I will be grateful for as it sticks with me – the dinner guest’s strength, gratitude and tenacity.   Sitting and talking with some of them was an honor and serving them was all my pleasure.  I was blessed to be amongst my fellow Kiwanians!”

Each Kiwanis Club is dedicated to improving the world one child, one person at a time.  Bread & Broth would like to thank the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra for partnering with our program in our mutual goal of helping the neediest member of our community.

For more B&B program information, visit www.breadandbroth.org.

Ameriprise Financial Sponsors Dinner

Ameriprise Financial Sponsors Dinner

In partnership with Feeding America, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. advisors and employees participate in the national day of service by volunteering at events which help feed the hungry. On Monday, November 28, Private Wealth Advisor Richard Gross and Elizabeth Palmer, Client Service Manager, from Tahoe’s Ameriprise Financial Services office sponsored and volunteered at Bread & Broth’s Monday Meal. Feeding 95 dinner guests, they joined the nationwide effort by Ameriprise Financial’s volunteers to feed the one in six in our nation who struggle with hunger.

“Every year we are humbled to be able to serve,” stated Richard. “All the volunteers have huge hearts! See you next year!” Richard and members of his Ameriprise Financial office have been sponsoring Adopt A Days for the past four years. Bread & Broth can always count on an Ameriprise dinner sponsorship in November and look forward to their cheerful and “ready and willing” attitude when helping at the event.

Bread & Broth would like to recognize and thank Ameriprise Financial Services for their dedication to utilizing the firm’s resources and talents to improve the lives of individuals and help build strong communities. Through their partnership with Bread & Broth, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. has taken the opportunity to help people in our community and provide an example of how corporations can positively impact the lives of those in need.

Heavenly Hosts B&B Adopt A Day

Bread & Broth provides its ‘Monday Meal’ at St. Theresa Grace Hall thanks to the generous sponsors who host an Adopt A Day of Nourishment by donating $250 which feeds anywhere from 75 to 110 hungry folks who come for a nourishing dinner.  B&B’s Adopt A Day program was established in 2009 and is a way for individuals, organizations, churches and businesses to not only donate funding for the food, utilities and dinner supplies but provides ‘hands on’ participation volunteering at the sponsorship’s designated dinner.

On Monday, October 24th, thanks to Vail EpicPromise Grant funds, Heavenly Mountain Resort was the AAD sponsor for the evening.  Representing Heavenly were Adam Turner, Liz Seki, Cassim Andrews and Nicole Alexandrovich, all employees from Heavenly’s Vail Resorts Retail division.  These four helpful and caring sponsor volunteers assisted B&B’s volunteer crew from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. helping with packing food ‘giveaway’ bags, serving dinner, drinks and desserts and helping with the dining hall and kitchen cleanup.

Since the AAD program inception, Vail’s EpicPromise Grant has been funding 12 dinners annually.  Initially, the sponsor crews all came from Heavenly Mountain Resort, but in the past two years, Kirkwood Mountain Resort has been alternating monthly sponsorships.  B&B truly values our partnership with our local Vail resorts and it is always a special treat to have sponsor crews from Heavenly and Kirkwood Mountain Resorts join in helping to serve the folks in need who live in our community