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BREAD & BROTH THANKS COMMUNITY AS NEED AND PROGRAM EXPANDS

707100-bb2.jpgSOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The commitment of Bread & Broth over the last thirty years has solely focused on the mission to ease hunger in the South Lake Tahoe community. That mission took on new meaning beginning in mid-March with the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak when record numbers of individuals seeking food assistance from the various programs and services provided by B & B.

Services previously provided by Bread & Broth have been modified. Instead of hot, nutritious meals served on Mondays and Fridays, individuals and families receive bags of non-perishable staples (canned goods, rice, soups, meats, etc), fruits and vegetables, bread and pastries, and dairy products (milk, eggs, and butter). These foods are distributed twice weekly at St. Theresa Church-Grace Hall: Mondays from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Food bags are also provided to local homeless families and Warm Room elders being housed at local motels. Any leftover food is taken to the Warm Room currently housed at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center.

The Bread & Broth kids program, B&B 4 Kids, has provided weekend food bags for children at their school sites for several years and now consists of volunteers following LTUSD school busses to the various bus stops and the four distribution locations at school campuses each Friday….READ MORE

DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS, BREAD & BROTH IS CONTINUING OUR MISSION

No photo description available.During the COVID-19 Crisis, Bread & Broth is continuing our mission to ease hunger for those in need in our community. In lieu of our hot dinners served on Monday and Friday evenings, B&B began providing bags of food on March 16th at Grace Hall’s foyer. Our service days and hours are – Mondays from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

On March 20th, thanks to donations from Edgewood Resort, El Dorado Food bank, local grocery stores, and community donors, B&B was able to provide bags filled with stew, rice, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, breads/ pastries and an assortment of salads, sandwiches, drinks, and meats. Six B&B volunteer bagged and handed out approximately 528 bags of food to 88 very happy folks.Image may contain: fruit and food

Anyone wishing to support our efforts during this coronavirus emergency can make a donation by writing a check to St. Theresa Bread & Broth with “COVID-19 Emergency Fund” in the memo section and send it to:
Bread & Broth
St. Theresa Church
1041 Lyons Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Thank you to our wonderful community. Everyone stay safe and healthy!

OVERLAND MEAT GIVES AWAY 1,000 POUNDS OF FREE BEEF

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. ­— Longtime South Lake Tahoe business Overland Meat & Seafood Company handed out free beef to residents on Monday.

Overland owner, Brian Cohen and his wife got stuck in Honduras in March. Cohen said while he was there, “watching the world drop-out around” them, he and his travel partners decided they wanted to give back to Tahoe when they got back.

“We wanted to do something to support Tahoe which has supported us for 32 years,” Cohen said.

HEAVENLY STAFF DROP OFF ANOTHER TRUCK LOAD OF FOOD TO SOUTH LAKE TAHOE NONPROFITS

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They are also supplying staff to help with the Bread & Broth 4 Kids program, when possible…READ MORE 

TAHOE WOMEN’S COMMUNITY FUND SELECT AWARDEES OF $125,000 IN GRANTS

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Tahoe Women’s Community Fund has announced its 2020 Grant Recipients. This year they received applications for grants from over 50 organizations. Of that group, 11 non-profits on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe have been chosen to receive $125,000 that will be distributed.

Inspiration Grant Recipient:
• Boys & Girls Club of South Lake Tahoe (Building Bright Futures – $40,000)
Focus Grant Recipients in the category of Poverty, Housing, or Basic Needs):
• St. Theresa’s Parish (Bread and Broth 4 Kids: Push for Protein – $15,000)
• LTUSD – Mt. Tallac High (Tallac Transit – $15,000)
• Hope Lutheran Church (Hope Full Lunch) – $15,000)

Focus Grant Recipients in the category of Children & Youth:
• Tahoe Institute of Natural Sciences (Children/Youth Naturalistic Intelligence
Development Project – $9,580)
• SOS Outreach (Mentor Program Scholarships for Youth from South Lake Tahoe School
District – $10,000)

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SCHOOL DISTRICT DELIVERING THOUSANDS OF MEALS DURING VIRUS CRISIS

Lake Tahoe Unified School District has been delivering daily meals to families with kids. Mike Peron / Tahoe Daily Tribune

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Lake Tahoe Unified School District food service and transportation departments are going above and beyond their duties to make sure students are fed during the coronavirus crisis.

“We had to hit the ground running,” said LTUSD Director of Food Service Tammy Miller about the district’s reaction to the education being transitioned to distance learning.

According to Miller, 57% of the students in the district receive free or reduced meals…..READ MORE

LTUSD CLOSE SCHOOLS FOR REST OF YEAR; IMPLEMENT DISTANCE LEARNING

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — California schools, may be closed for the remainder of the school year, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday night.

“The right thing to do for our children, the right thing to do for the parents, for households, for the community in which they reside, is to make sure that we are preparing today to set our school system up where we are increasing class time, but increasing it at home,” Newsom said.

That means, he said, “fulfilling obligations through distance learning and other mechanisms to make sure that we’re educating our kids, but not doing so physically on the school sites.”

While this is not a mandatory order, El Dorado County is taking the suggestion of Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond. Therefore, schools in Lake Tahoe Unified School District will implement distance learning for the remaining of the school year….READ MORE

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE’S BREAD & BROTH SEEKS VOLUNTEERS AS NEED INCREASE

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – For over thirty years, Bread & Broth has provided hot, nutritious meals for those facing food insecurity in the South Lake Tahoe community. They provide food on Monday and Friday evenings, and, since 2015, weekend food bags for K-8 Lake Tahoe Unified School District students.

But in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the organization has modified its services by packing and distributing bags of food and groceries rather than serving the hot meals. Bags include simple meals, fruits and vegetables, bread and dairy products as available. The Bread & Broth 4 Kids weekend food bag program has continued by coordinating with the LTUSD meal distribution program and delivering on Fridays.

With the COVID-19 crisis, more people are seeking the services offered by organizations such as Bread & Broth….READ MORE

WHEN TIMES ARE TOUGH, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE VOLUNTEERS AND BUSINESSES STEP UP

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Pedro Lopez of Bijou Boys and GIrls Club handing out Base Camp Pizza at BIjou. Photo by STN

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – As one would expect in South Lake Tahoe, the community has been coming together to help others during these trying times and uncertainty.

Base Camp Pizza has been one of those businesses that have helped out the community. On Friday they dropped off 120 pizzas, 75 salads and 100 pasta dishes to Bijou Community School for families there who were picking up kids’ homework and other supplies to use for at-home study. Local girl scouts donated boxes of cookies to hand out.

This week Base Camp Pizza has also dropped off about 70 pizzas for staff at Barton Hospital, 15 to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and 60 to the Warming Room. The popular Heavenly Village business did make the decision to close due to coronavirus concerns so their employees could stay safe.

The closure of Harrah’s, Harveys, Heavenly and Edgewood left them with trucks full of extra food so they dropped off them at Bread & Broth for their Friday and Monday food bag giveaways. Volunteers worked hard to get the food ready which included donations from …READ MORE

VAIL RESORTS, CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT DONATE FOOD

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — With the ski resorts and casinos being forced to close, Vail Resorts and Caesars Entertainment donated their leftover food.

Following the announcement that Vail would close for the season, 34 of its resorts immediately began donating excess perishable food including vegetables, fruits, dairy, juices and prepared salads to local food banks, schools, and community organizations.

Both Northstar California Ski Resort and Heavenly Mountain Resort participated in the food donation.

Northstar provided a truckload of food (mostly perishable but also non-perishables) to the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District which they will distribute between eight school kitchens. They also donated food to Sierra Community House. Overall, Northstar has donated 15,000 pounds of food to the two groups…READ MORE