Bread & Broth strives to reach and serve all Lake Tahoe South Shore Community members who struggle with hunger by providing the following food service outreach programs:
Bread & Broth “Monday Meal”
Hot, full-course, nutritional meals are served at St. Theresa Grace Hall (1041 Lyons Ave.) from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. every Monday throughout the year. In addition to serving hot meals, the dinner guests are provided with food “giveaway” bags containing canned goods, fruit, vegetables, dairy products (eggs, butter, and milk) and breads/pastries. ‘Seconds’ are offered and dinner “to go” containers are provided. On average, Bread & Broth serves 85 dinner guests at each Monday evening dinner.
Bread & Broth “Second Serving”
Soup and simple entrée meals are temporarily being served at
St. Theresa Grace Hall (1041 Lyons Ave.) from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. every Friday throughout the year. “Second Serving” will return to Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church upon completion of the fire damage renovation. When food supplies are available, dinner guests are provided with food “giveaway” bags containing fruit, vegetables and breads/pastries. Bread & Broth serves 50/60 dinner guest at each Friday evening meal.
Bread & Broth 4 Kids (B&B 4 Kids)
On a weekly basis throughout the school year, disadvantaged Lake Tahoe Unified School District students in grades K-8 are provided with weekend food bags containing 7 meals and 4 snacks. Each child receives a bag of non-perishable, single serving items along with several servings of fresh fruit to help supplement and meet basic nourishment needs. Eligible recipients are based on family income and determined by school teachers and counselors from Bijou Community, Sierra House, Tahoe Valley, Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School and South Tahoe Middle schools
In October 2015, B&B 4 Kids began providing weekend food to 106 students. The goal for the 2019/2020 school year is to serve 170 needy children.
Since B&B 4 Kids programs’ inception in 2015, a ‘School Healthy Snack’ program has been added to help kids who are food insecure stay focused on school work instead of being hungry during the school day. B&B 4 Kids provides over 500 healthy nutrition bars weekly to LTUSDs’ K-12 teachers, nurses, counselors and office staff members to hand out to students in need at school.
To support less fortunate and struggling students who attend Lake Tahoe High School and Mt. Tallac Continuation High School,
B&B 4 Kids provides mini-meals, fruit and other food items that are available through LTH’s Resource Room and Mt. Tallac’s Administrative office.
Summer Bread & Broth 4 Kids (Summer B&B 4 Kids)
During the summer school break, “Summer B&B 4 Kids” hands out kid-friendly food every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at St. Theresa Church Grace Hall to any child up to the age of 18. Food for children will only be given to parents /guardians who are accompanied by their child(ren). Children will be able to bag a variety of single-serving food items which include cereals, canned meat, breakfast and nutrition bars, and fresh fruit. As a special treat, every week a ‘surprise snack’ like ice cream or popsicles is handed out to each child.
Since many children and their parents are unable to make it to the Wednesday food ‘give away’ at St. Theresa Grace Hall, the Summer B&B 4 Kids volunteers pack bags filled with 3-4 days of food including fresh fruit and deliver on average 175 bags to local Child Care Centers for distribution to children/families in need.