Daily Tribune

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

Barton Health to award $100K to nonprofits engaged in health, well being of Tahoe

April 14,2022

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Guided by the results of the Community Health Needs Assessment, Barton Health Foundation partners with local nonprofits to support programs and initiatives that are aimed at addressing unmet health needs.

Mental health, substance use, and access to care rank highest among a long list of concerns in the Lake Tahoe region.

Barton Health Foundation awards grants to nonprofits that provide support for members of the community who face these issues. $100,000 will be awarded through the Barton Health Foundation Community Health Grants program…Read more

Bread & Broth hosted Holiday Meal Giveaways

January 9, 2022STAFF REPORT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – In a similar fashion of the COVID-19 impacted holiday season of 2020, Bread & Broth once again hosted holiday meal food giveaways this year to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to food insecure members of the Lake Tahoe South Shore community.

In early November, Bread & Broth reached out to our community requesting funds to purchase food for the upcoming holidays, and the community responded generously. Read more


Bread & Broth seeks donations for holiday meal giveaways

November 8, 2021

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Bread & Broth is seeking donations for its meal giveaways at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Traditionally, Bread & Broth has sponsored a hot, nutritious meal for about 250 people over the Thanksgiving holiday. Last year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Bread & Broth provided a “Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway” providing bags of food instead of the hot meal.

This practice will continue this year as well with bags of food being distributed from 3-5:30 p.m on Monday, Nov. 22, at St. Theresa Grace Hall.

These bags of groceries will contain a total Thanksgiving dinner, including a turkey breast, yams, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, gravy, cider, rolls and pie.

These Thanksgiving meal items will be provided for guests along with the regular food giveaway bags given out each Monday and Friday. Special bags of non-cook Thanksgiving food items will also be provided to those without cooking capabilities…..Read more   

Parasol Tahoe grant supports Bread & Broth COVID-19 food response

October 13, 2021

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Bread & Broth has been awarded a Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Grant designed to provide financial resources to continue the organization’s efforts to respond to the food insecurity created by the COVID-19 crisis.

“Bread & Broth is extremely grateful,” said the organization’s director Carol Gerard.

Parasol Tahoe is a nonprofit charity founded in 1996 and is dedicated to supporting the Lake Tahoe Basin by partnering with donors who are committed to helping local nonprofits create a more prosperous regional community….Read more

Bread & Broth seeks funding to continue serving those in need

June 21, 2021

Carol Gerard
Guest column


It is a tremendous relief that COVID-19 cases are waning, more folks are returning to work, and California will soon be opening up and relaxing the pandemic restrictions.

However, many of the individuals and family members that lost their jobs or had their hours reduced, are still dealing with the residual economic effects of the past 15 months of the COVID-19 crisis.…read more

Bread & Broth feeds over 500 at Thanksgiving giveaway

December 1, 2020

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif — Bread & Broth handed out 170 sets of bags of food to the community on Sunday.
The bags included dairy, bread, fruits, vegetables, turkey breast, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, rolls, cider and pie.
Those 170 sets that were given fed over 550 individuals.

“It was a great turnout, but sad to see so many struggling,” said Beth Wallace, head of communications for Bread & Broth, in an email. “It’s so rewarding to see the generosity of this community.”