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

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

 

SUMMER B&B 4 KIDS PROGRAM BEGINNING JULY 01, 2020

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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

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!