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Heavenly hosts Bread & Broth Adopt A Day meal

Published: January 3, 2023 –  SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — On Monday, Dec. 12, Bread & Broth’s volunteer cooks used their very creative and talented culinary skills to prepare a tasty roast lamb dinner to serve to the guests who braved the snowy elements to attend the meal served at St. Theresa’s Grace Hall.

In addition to acknowledging the Chart House for donating the lamb, the meal was made possible by the $300 funding provided by Vail’s EpicPromise Grant program for Heavenly Mountain Resort’s Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsorship.

The grant funds enable the local Vail Resorts (Heavenly and Kirkwood) to sponsor an Adopt A Day once a month and send a crew of up to five of their team members to participate in the setup, serving, and cleanup of their sponsorship meal. Read more….

Liberty Utilities supports Bread & Broth meal

PublishedDecember 27, 2022 –  SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Liberty Utilities has a commitment to support the communities that they serve by encouraging their team members to participate in volunteer work that benefits the underserved members of the community.

One of the volunteer opportunities that Liberty Utilities promotes is volunteering at Bread & Broth Monday Meals through B&B’s Adopt A Day of Nourishment program. Since June of 2022, when the Monday Meal’s Adopt A Day program was resumed after the COVID shutdowns, Liberty has already sponsored four Monday Meals and has another three Monday Meals sponsorships lined up through the end of June, 2023.

“Thank you for the awesome opportunity to service the public,” said Liberty Utilities’ Emergency Manager Lee Kiolbasa, at B&B’s Monday Meal on Dec. 19. “It has been our pleasure at Liberty to help prepare and serve an amazing meal. Some of the best Italian food (chicken cacciatore, rigatoni, sauteed vegetables, and Caesar salad) in Tahoe.”  Read more…

Finalists announced for 15th annual Blue Ribbon Awards

Published: December 19, 2022 –  STATELINE, Nev. — Tahoe Chamber has announced the finalists for the 15th annual Blue Ribbon Awards that celebrate exemplary businesses and people who positively impacted the South Tahoe community this year.

  • The finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 26, at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

“The Blue Ribbon Awards honors excellence in business on the South Shore by celebrating the richness and diversity of those businesses,” said Tahoe Chamber Board Chair Frank Gerdeman. “While we advocate for and support local businesses throughout the year, we enjoy taking this opportunity to gather and appreciate those businesses who have gone above and beyond.”  Read more…

Feeding the hungry: Organizations seek help on holidays

Published: November 12, 2022 –  SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — It’s the time of year to bundle up, sit in front of the fire with family and friends and enjoy the holidays.

But there are many in the community who struggle during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Each year, the offerings of food banks provide warm meals and a chance to sit with community members on what could otherwise be lonely holidays.

Organizations like the El Dorado Food Coalition, established in 1999, involving a handful of faith-based organizations, working to provide assistance in El Dorado County, grew to establish a full-service food bank in August of 2000.

“In 1999, my dad was passing away, and he asked me to build him a charity,” said Mike Sproull, director of the Food Bank of El Dorado County. “And I thought to myself, ‘I’m not doing that,’ but he made me give him my word. And I kept my word. And I think what I got out of it, or what he was leading to, he wanted his wayward son to be doing something that was good for the community and got him around good people, instead of bad people. And it’s changed my life.”…Read more…

TRPA members host Bread & Broth meal

Published: November 9, 2022 –  Dressing up for Halloween is always fun for both kids and adults alike. With Bread & Broth’s Monday Meal falling on Halloween this year, wearing costumes was a fun treat for the team members from Tahoe Regional Planning Agency who came to host and volunteer at the Oct. 31 evening dinner.

Dressed as a dinosaur, skeleton, cowgirl, and mouse respectively, Dan Segan, Bridget Cornell, Victoria Ortiz, and Rebecca Cremeen brought both a hot meal and a smile to the faces of the evening’s dinner guests.

“What a privilege it is to join Bread & Broth for today’s dinner!” shared Victoria. “The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency team loved serving our community, especially in costume on Halloween.”…Read more…

Harrah’s, Harveys HEROs support Bread & Broth

Published: October 27, 2022 ….  SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — To encourage volunteering and supporting their community, Stateline casinos Harrah’s and Harveys provide their employees the opportunity to participate in their HEROs organization.

The organization holds fundraisers and provides the HEROs participants opportunities to volunteer and donate their time to local charitable events.

Fortunately for Bread & Broth, the HEROs have hosted two Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsorships since 2013. Over the years, the HEROs have been represented by hardworking and warm-hearted volunteers who always show up at their sponsorship dinner ready to help make the evening’s dinner a success…Read more

Bally’s hosts Bread & Broth’s Monday Meal

Published: August 9, 2022

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — “It was a great pleasure to be able to assist in feeding those in need in our community,” shared Charvel Garibaldi, human resources generalist at Bally’s Lake Tahoe Resort. “We greatly appreciate this opportunity and look forward to sponsoring more Bread & Broth Adopt A Day of Nourishments in the future.”

Joining Charvel on Monday, Aug. 1 were fellow Bally’s crew members Mindy Bobadilla, HR representative; Martha Cortes, games dealer; and Michael Porter-Melton, security supervisor…Read more

Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra sponsors Bread & Broth Monday Meal

Published: Aug 3, 2022 – SOTUH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — In 2011, Bread & Broth implemented its Monday Meal “Adopt A Day of Nourishment” program. Over the past 12 years, many local individuals, families, organizations, and businesses have taken the opportunity to financially support a Monday dinner and send volunteers to help the B&B volunteers with the meal’s setup, serving, and cleanup.

It is a wonderful opportunity to participate in feeding those in need and seeing the impact of the nutritious, full-course meals provided to the Monday Meal dinner guests.

Since 2013, the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra has been an annual AAD sponsor until the Monday Meal and AAD program were sidelined by the COVID pandemic. When the meal and the program resumed, the Kiwanis Club was anxious to once again partner with B&B and help provide a hot meal and bags of food to feed insecure folks in our community…Read more

Bread & Broth 4 Kids Summer Program begins this month

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The St. Theresa Bread & Broth 4 Kids Summer Program begins June 29 and will continue every Wednesday through Aug. 24.

Free food will be distributed weekly to children to ensure that every child has access to nutritious meals and snacks during the summer break from school. Children who have access to the free or reduced lunch program during the school year often have limited food resources during the summer, and the B&B Summer Program hopes to meet that need.

Food will be distributed at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Grace Hall each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Any child up to the age of 18 can come alone or with a parent or legal guardian to pick up free, nutritious kid-friendly food…Read more

Bread & Broth resumes the “Adopt A Day of Nourishment” program

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Bread & Broth (B&B) is extremely excited to announce the Monday Meal “Adopt A Day of Nourishment” sponsor program is back! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last B&B “Adopt A Day of Nourishment” was on March 9, 2020. Then, no one could imagine it would be the last Monday Meal B&B would serve for 24 months.

The last Monday Meal “Adopt A Day of Nourishment” was hosted by The Democrat Club of South Lake Tahoe. The Democrat Club donated funds to host the weekly Monday Meal full-course dinner. The donated funds cover food, utility, and dinner supply costs. Club members Connie Alcamo, Cathy Cliff, Aletha and Pete Nelligan, and Barbara Riley did a great job helping B&B volunteers with setup, serving, and cleanup.

The Democrat Club and other past sponsors find the experience of hosting and participating in a B&B dinner to be truly rewarding. Sponsorship allows the opportunity to see firsthand the impact of donating time and money to host a full-course dinner for those in need….Read more