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!

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