Lake Tahoe News

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

Letter: Ameriprise spends time at B&B

To the community,

Ameriprise Financial advisors, employees and clients recently came together to participate in the annual National Day of Service organized by Ameriprise in partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s largest leading anti-hunger organization.

In the Lake Tahoe South Shore community, in support of the event, Rick Gross, private wealth advisor, organized the local Amerprise Financial organization’s Adopt A Day of Nourishment on Nov. 3 to assist Bread & Broth in providing nutritious meals for the one in six in our community who struggle with hunger.

Supporting Ameriprise Financial’s effort to alleviate hunger especially during the holiday season were Roger Pratt, financial advisor; Ryan Nauman, paraplanner; and Mark Klover, CPA (Olivio, Zicko and Klover). These three sponsor volunteers were a great help at the dinner bagging food for the to-go bags, serving on the food line, manning the dishwasher and helping with the cleanup.

“It’s great to be able to give back to the community,” Nauman said. “Everyone was very friendly and appreciative of the warm meal they had. Makes a person proud of the Tahoe community.”

Thanks to Ameriprise Financial’s affiliation with Feeding America and concern for the hungry, the less fortunate of our community can count on B&B to provide another meal to help ease the burden of hunger.

To help B&B as a donor or sponsor, contact me at 530.542.2876 or carolsgerard@aol.com.

Carol Gerard, Bread & Broth

Letter: Kirkwood takes turn at Bread & Broth


To the community,

From funding provided by Vail’s Epic Promise Grant, Kirkwood Mountain Resort hosted Bread & Broth’s Nov. 10 evening dinner.

Starting off at Kirkwood Mountain Resort’s first Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsorship were members of Kirkwood’s leadership team. Casey Blann, general manager, was impressed with the “sincere and appreciative thank yous ” he received from the guests.

“Those with less than most went away happy and looking ahead to taking the extra food home for future meals,” Blann said.

In addition to the full, course nutritious meal, the AAD sponsorships provide funding for giveaway bags containing fruit, vegetables and canned goods and sufficient food from the dinners for seconds and “to go” servings.

Helping Blann with the bagging and serving were fellow Kirkwood sponsor volunteers, Jon Copeland, skier services director; Scarlett Mellin, mountain dinning director; Becca Daiek, executive assistant; and Frederick Newberry, health and safety manger.

“What a great experience. The B&B team ran a fantastic kitchen and event, making it a lot of fun,” Mellin said. “The diners were so thankful and it was nice to put a smile on their face and serve a delicious meal. I could not stop smiling too.”

B&B would like to thank Kirkwood Mountain Resort for its part in supporting B&B’s goal of providing food were most needed and staying to the very end vacuuming and mopping the floors.

To help B&B as a donor or sponsor, contact me at 530.542-.2876 or carolsgerard@aol.com.

Carol Gerard, Bread & Broth

Letter: Soroptimist give back via B&B

Letter: Soroptimist give back via B&B

To the community,

Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe sponsors many events and grants that improve the lives of others. This year, the Soroptimist have chosen to focus on the issue of hunger and joined with Bread & Broth to host their second Adopt A Day of Nourishment on Nov. 17.

For over 25 years, the B&B program has been feeding members of the South Lake Tahoe community at St. Theresa Church Grace Hall every Monday and thanks to the generous support of our donors, sponsors and volunteers, a second meal has been added on Fridays at the Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church.

“Many thanks to Bread & Broth for this wonderful program benefiting our community,” said Brenda Knox, Soroptimist president-elect. Knox, along with fellow Soroptimist members Ellen Goldberg, Colleen Manzar, Linda Mitchell and Kimberly Templeton, spent three hours helping the B&B volunteers provide the dinner guests with a great experience of warm welcomes, nutritious food and a safe and secure place to gather. Helping the community is a major focus of the SISLT.

Thanks to their spirit of service, the Soroptimist members generously donated $250 to cover the dinner costs and send a great team of sponsor volunteers to help ease the lives of those experiencing hunger. Kudos to the Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe for consistently giving back.

Letter: Heavenly serves Bread & Broth dinner

To the community,

As they entered St. Theresa’s Grace Hall on Oct. 7, Bread & Broth’s dinner guests were greeted by the smiling faces of the sponsor crew representing Heavenly Mountain and Kirkwood resorts’ marketing and communications team.

In addition to helping with the dinner’s setup and cleanup, Kelly Campbell, senior brand manager; Sally Gunter, communications manager; Ashley Smith, communications coordinator; and Margo Stoney, graphic design specialist, generously filled each guest’s tray with baked salmon, roasted veggies and green salad.

“We were very happy to be able to help out with such an amazing organization that gives back to our community in such an impactful way. It was nice to see the smiles our actions put on people’s faces.”

As the evening’s Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsors, Heavenly and Kirkwood resorts once again supported the efforts of B&B to feed the less fortunate of our south shore community both with their monetary donation from the Vail Echo Foundation and their employees volunteering at the dinner.

Bread & Broth is very grateful for the monthly Adopt A Day sponsorships hosted by Heavenly Mountain and Kirkwood resorts. Every Monday, sponsorships feed over 90 members of our community who are in need of a healthy and filling meal.

To help B&B as a donor or sponsor, please contact me at (530) 542.2876 or carolsgerard@aol.com.

Carol Gerard, Bread & Broth