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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

Bread & Broth and the Attic team up to provide food and supplies to the South Lake Tahoe community

Barton Health’s Attic Thrift Store is joining Bread & Broth in their efforts to help members of the community struggling during the economic downturn brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Attic Thrift Store is providing free clothing, home goods and toys for all of the clients coming to Bread & Broth’s food giveaways on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at St. Theresa Church Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Avenue (one block east of the Tahoe Middle School).

Bread & Broth says they are thrilled to have the Barton’s Attic Thrift Store partnering with them to serve the community by supplementing its food giveaway program with free items that have been donated to the Attic Thrift Store….Read more

Bread & Broth needs volunteers for Monday and Friday food giveaways


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Bread and Broth has been feeding the community not only during the pandemic, but for 31 years. The need has been especially great during the trying times of COVI-19, job loss and uncertainty.

Never skipping a beat, Bread & Broth moved from serving hot meals twice a week at St. Theresa Church Grace Hall to giving away bags of food including fresh produce, dairy and eggs from the hall’s foyer.

They also changed their weekly food backpack program from schools to bus stops, and now the Bread & Broth 4 Kids program gives away food each week from that same foyer….Read more


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



They are also supplying staff to help with the Bread & Broth 4 Kids program, when possible…READ MORE 


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)



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


Pedro Lopez of Bijou Boys and GIrls Club handing out Base Camp Pizza at BIjou. Photo by STN

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – As one would expect in South Lake Tahoe, the community has been coming together to help others during these trying times and uncertainty.

Base Camp Pizza has been one of those businesses that have helped out the community. On Friday they dropped off 120 pizzas, 75 salads and 100 pasta dishes to Bijou Community School for families there who were picking up kids’ homework and other supplies to use for at-home study. Local girl scouts donated boxes of cookies to hand out.

This week Base Camp Pizza has also dropped off about 70 pizzas for staff at Barton Hospital, 15 to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and 60 to the Warming Room. The popular Heavenly Village business did make the decision to close due to coronavirus concerns so their employees could stay safe.

The closure of Harrah’s, Harveys, Heavenly and Edgewood left them with trucks full of extra food so they dropped off them at Bread & Broth for their Friday and Monday food bag giveaways. Volunteers worked hard to get the food ready which included donations from …READ MORE


LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — With the ski resorts and casinos being forced to close, Vail Resorts and Caesars Entertainment donated their leftover food.

Following the announcement that Vail would close for the season, 34 of its resorts immediately began donating excess perishable food including vegetables, fruits, dairy, juices and prepared salads to local food banks, schools, and community organizations.

Both Northstar California Ski Resort and Heavenly Mountain Resort participated in the food donation.

Northstar provided a truckload of food (mostly perishable but also non-perishables) to the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District which they will distribute between eight school kitchens. They also donated food to Sierra Community House. Overall, Northstar has donated 15,000 pounds of food to the two groups…READ MORE