Lake Tahoe Now

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

Help “Cram-A-Cruiser ” with Bread & Broth 4 Kids in South Lake Tahoes

Event Date:
April 23, 2022 – 10:00am

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Bread & Broth 4 Kids is asking the local community for help in filling a South Lake Tahoe Police cruiser full of food for its weekend food program. Each week, food-insecure students from Lake Tahoe Unified School District get a bag of food for the weekend when school breakfast and lunch programs are not available. Bread & Broth 4 Kids also provides weekly food during the summer.

“Cram-A-Cruiser” is being held on Saturday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Grocery Outlet, 2358 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe.

Please stop by Cram-a-Cruiser with a cash donation or help us fill up the cruiser with non-perishable food from their wish list: canned soup, canned ravioli, canned spaghetti, small cans of tuna and chicken, beef jerky, small cups of instant Mac & Cheese, packets of instant oatmeal, granola bars, fruit cups, small boxes of raisins(1 oz), nuts, crackers with cheese, peanut butter. All in single servings please – peanut butter and jelly in plastic containers. Cereal is okay too as those boxes go home on holiday weekends…Read more

Bread & Broth resumes traditional free, hot meal services in South Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – After two years of modified services for the local food-insecure community due to the pandemic, Bread & Broth has announced they are resuming hot meal services. The hot meals will replace the food bag giveaways they provided two days per week for the past 24 months.

Starting Friday, March 4, Second Serving meals will return to the Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church located at 2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe. From 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. each Friday, the meals will consist of a soup and a simple entree (lasagna, chili dogs, pasta dishes, etc.). Dinner guests will be provided with “giveaway” bags containing canned goods, bread, and pastries, based on the availability of food items.

Then, on Monday, April 4, Bread & Broth will return to serving Monday Meals, providing a full-course, nutritious hot meal with second servings, “to go” and food “giveaway” bags filled with dairy products, fruits, vegetables, bread, and more. These dinners will be provided each Monday from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at St. Theresa Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Avenue, South Lake Tahoe….Read more

Kudos: Bread & Broth thanks community for its hosted holiday meal giveaways


In a similar fashion to the COVID-impacted holiday season of 2020, Bread & Broth once again hosted holiday meal food giveaways in 2021 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 the community requesting funds to purchase food for the upcoming holidays, and the community responded generously.

For Thanksgiving, Bread & Broth distributed the normal food staples such as fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products (milk, eggs, butter), and bread and pastries on Monday, November 22. The holiday meal donations received covered the cost of traditional Thanksgiving dinner items which included turkey breasts, stuffing, gravy, canned yams, the fixings for a green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and sparkling apple cider. The meal would not have been complete without the 1,000 rolls provided by Bally’s Lake Tahoe Casino Resort and an assortment of 180 pumpkin/apple/pecan pies donated by Smart & Final….read more

Bread & Broth seeks donations for holiday meal giveaways

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Bread & Broth is once again doing something different for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year and is seeking donations from the community to make it happen.

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” and gave bags of food instead of the hot meal.

This practice will continue this year as well.

The “Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway” will be distributed from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 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 bags given out each Monday and Friday. Special bags of non-cook Thanksgiving food items will also be provided to those without cooking capabilities.

In addition, Bread & Broth will be offering a Christmas Meal Giveaway on Monday, December 20 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Grace Hall. The Christmas meal will include a ham, pineapples, scalloped potatoes, and other typical holiday meal items….Read more     


Kudos: Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation grant supports COVID-19 Emergency Food Response


Bread & Broth is extremely grateful to have 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. The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is a non-profit charity, founded in 1996, dedicated to supporting the Lake Tahoe Region by partnering with donors who are committed to helping local non-profit organizations create a more prosperous regional community.

The $10,000 Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation donation has been used to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products, and meat for Bread & Broth’s Monday and Friday COVID-19 Emergency Response food giveaway program as well as securing nutritious, kid-friendly food items for the B&B 4 Kids weekend backpacks. In addition, the funding from Parasol will assist us in our efforts to transition back to our traditional hot meal services, tentatively scheduled for January and February of 2022…..Read more

Bread & Broth 4 Kids moves weekly food bag program due to storm

Submitted by paula on Tue, 01/26/2021 – 5:24pm

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Students receiving weekly food bags from Bread & Broth 4 Kids will be able to pick them up at normal locations on Friday this week, due to the pending blizzard.

Buses from Lake Tahoe Unified School District normally distribute the bags to students with the breakfasts and lunches on Wednesdays, but with the possibility of a snow day and heavy snow, Bread & Broth moved to Friday for safety concerns.

Bags will also be available on Friday at the three school locations that serve the to-go breakfasts and lunches – Tahoe Valley Elementary, Bijou Elementary and South Tahoe Middle School. Should there be another snow day on Friday, this will be rescheduled and a notice placed in South Tahoe Now…read more

Kudos: Bread & Broth thanks community for Christmas meal

Submitted by Paula on Wed, 12/30/2020 – 4:01pm

For Bread & Bread there is so much to be thankful for as the year 2020 comes to an end. The organization would like to acknowledge all of the members of the Lake Tahoe South Shore community who have so generously supported our efforts to feed and help those in need during this holiday season.

Thanks to the overly abundant generosity of donors to our ‘Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway’, there was funding left over for Bread & Broth to host a ‘Christmas Meal Giveaway’ on Monday December 21. In addition to our basic giveaway staples of dairy products, bread/pastries, and fresh fruit and vegetables, Bread & Broth’s Christmas meal included a ham, pineapples, scalloped potatoes, fixings for a green bean casserole, and sparking apple cider.

As a special holiday touch, the giveaway bags included Christmas candies donated by Raley’s at Stateline, Safeway, and Smart & Final. Edgewood Tahoe Resort donated 1,000 freshly baked Christmas cookies (ginger bread men and decorated sugar cookies) prepared by the Resort’s culinary staff. As an extra surprise Christmas gift, $20 Attic Thrift Store vouchers from Barton Hospital were placed in the Christmas meal bag sets to help purchase gifts or necessities…Read more

Bread & Broth provides Thanksgiving bags of food for over 500 local residents

Submitted by paula on Mon, 11/23/2020 – 11:17pm

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The volunteers at Bread & Broth packed bags of food for the community Monday, bags full of food for not only a Thanksgiving meal, but for meals through the week.

From 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on November 23, almost 200 people picked up bags for their families containing a turkey breast, yams, green beans, rolls, stuffing, pumpkin pie, sparkling apple cider, fruit, vegetables, eggs, milk and much more. Those bags of food went to feed 549 individuals in the South Lake Tahoe community.

For those enjoying the food who didn’t have access to a kitchen, cooked chicken was given to them in their bags along with items that don’t need preparation….Read more


Back to School for some in South Lake Tahoe on Monday

Submitted by paula on Sat, 10/10/2020 – 2:38pm

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – School in South Lake Tahoe hasn’t been held in-person since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lake Tahoe Unified School District (LTUSD) will start the process of getting kids back into the classroom on Monday, October 12.

They will make the shift from Phase 1 to Phase 2 and a hybrid schedule with elementary students attending either Monday and Tuesday (Cohort A) or on Thursday and Friday (Cohort B), all days with a four-hour schedule. The rest of the time will be distance learning.

The current plans are for middle school students to return to a hybrid schedule on November 2, and the high school to begin labs and specialty classes on November 2 with hybrid school schedule starting November 30. The principal of the middle school will present his plans during the LTUSD Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, October l3. The high school principal will present her plans during the November 10 meeting….READ MORE