Tahoe Daily Tribune

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 4 Kids Summer Program begins July 1

The St. Theresa Bread & Broth 4 Kids Summer Program begins July 1 and will continue every Wednesday through Aug. 26 in South Lake Tahoe.
Food will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St Theresa’s Church’s (1041 Lyons Ave.), Grace Hall.
Any child up to the age of 18 can come alone or with a parent or legal guardian to pick up a bag of free, nutritious food.

Food bags will contain a variety of kid-friendly food including, but not limited to, fresh fruit, cereals, canned meat and nutritious bars which will be given out at St. Theresa Grace Hall’s foyer.

Note: Food will only be given to parents who are accompanied by their children….read more

 

BREAD & BROTH HELPING TO EASE HUNGER ON SOUTH SHORE

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Nine weeks into the COVID-19 crisis, Bread & Broth is still providing food to those in the South Lake Tahoe community who are being impacted by the loss or reduction of income due to the temporary closing of many of our communities’ businesses.

Thanks to many generous monetary donors and volunteers, Bread & Broth is providing bags of food through our Monday and Friday food bag giveaway program at Grace Hall and our B&B 4 Kids program.

Individuals and families are welcome to pick up bags of food at St. Theresa Grace Hall at 1041 Lyons Avenue (next to Lake Tahoe Middle School) on Mondays from 4-5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 3-5 p.m.

The food giveaway includes milk, eggs, and butter, a large bag of fruits and vegetables, a third bag of breads and pastries, and a bag of staples which includes meat or soups, rice or pasta, nutrition bars and more….READ MORE

HUMANE SOCIETY PREPARES FOR UPTICK IN ANIMALS; PUPPY ADOPTION FUNDRAISER TUESDAY

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is preparing for a possible uptick in animal relinquishments due to financial hardships and changes in housing.

HSTT wants to help pet owners by providing medical care, healthy food and a safe, warm place to live for every pet.

To help raise money to prepare for these costs, HSTT is participating in an emergency “Giving Tuesday,” campaign on May 5. On that day, the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe will have $20,000 in matching funds available and everyone who makes a $150 tax-deductible contribution will be entered to win a $500 VISA gift card.

Eleven puppies will also be up for adoption May 5. Adoption occurs over the phone and through Zoom. Staff also provides assistance throughout the adoption journey.

“So far, HSTT has been able to meet the need through the generosity of our volunteers, the community and through purchases with a very generous grant given to us by the Town of Truckee,” said Erin Ellis, community engagement director, in a press release. “In order to continue these programs and our efforts to help people and pets in our community, we need monetary donations more than ever.”…READ MORE

OVERLAND CONTINUES WITH MASSIVE COMMUNITY MEAT DONATIONS

In early March, Overland Meat and Seafood Company owners Brian and Kim Cohen took a vacation to go diving on the Roatan island in Honduras when they found themselves stranded amidst the massive global coronavirus shutdown.

Back in Lake Tahoe, people were panic buying meat and supplies in what’s typically the tourist destination’s shoulder season and it took the Cohens some extended effort to get back on home turf to be able to weather the pandemic with their Overland crew.

“We got to Roatan on March 11 for a dive vacation and then on the 15th Honduras went into a state of emergency and shut down everything, including travel, for at least two weeks. We were supposed to leave on March 21 but realized on the 20th that if we waited too much longer then we would be unable to get out.

“Meanwhile, Overland (in South Lake Tahoe) was going ballistic, it was just nuts with people stocking up on food and toilet paper. We couldn’t believe the amount of food we were going through…our numbers were up on everything during what’s normally our slowest time of the year…..READ MORE

BREAD & BROTH GETTING DONATIONS, GIVING AWAY BAGS OF FOOD

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The commitment of Bread & Broth over the last 30 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 sought out food assistance from the various programs and services provided by B&B.

Services previously provided by B&B 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 4-5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 3-5 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 recreation center….READ MORE

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.

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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