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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….

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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…

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Hard Rock sponsors Bread & Broth Monday Meal

Published: November 2, 2022  –   SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.  “It has been an absolute pleasure to Adopt A Day of Nourishment to host a Bread & Broth Monday Meal,” shared Rachelle Qutob, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Director of Sales and Catering.

Rachelle was joined at the Monday Meal on Oct. 24 by fellow Hard Rock team members Kelly Crossgrove, director of HR; Linda Hunt, executive assistant; Tom Russell, VP of food and beverages and business and Keyla Trejo, HR specialist.

Arriving at 3 p.m., the Hard Rock crew was anxious to get busy helping the B&B volunteers prepare the food giveaway bags and meal setup for when the dinner guests would be welcomed into St. Theresa’s Grace Hall for the dinner serving at 4 p.m. As with all of the AAD teams, the Hard Rock team manned the meal serving line which is the most rewarding part of hosting the meal. Interacting with the dinner clients is fun and a wonderful way to experience the gratitude and excitement of the those you are there to help…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

Cram-A-Hearse Event to Support Bread & Broth 4 Kids       

For many years, Bread & Broth 4 Kids has sponsored a bi-annual Cram-A-Cruiser event to supplement the food that is purchased for the B&B 4 Kids weekend food program.  This Fall, with the event close to Halloween, a local community member has donated the use of a hearse to hold all food donations, hoping the community will “cram” the vehicle with nutritious, kid friendly food items.Bread & Broth’s Cram-A-Hearse  will be held on  Saturday, October 29th  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the parking lot in front of Grocery Outlet, 2358 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe.   Food items from the B&B 4 Kids wish list or monetary donations will be accepted.  Volunteers will be dressed in Halloween costumes and Halloween treats will be provided for children joining in on the fun.

All donated food and donations will be used to support the B&B 4 Kids’ program.   This program provides weekend food bags for children at all K-8 schools in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District.  These bags contain 7 single serving, nutritious meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners) along with fresh fruit, protein bars, and healthy snacks to supplement weekend nutrition.

Please join Bread & Broth on October 29th in their efforts to feed  the food insecure children of South Lake Tahoe. For more information, please visit Bread and Broth.

Wish List:  canned soup, canned ravioli, canned spaghetti, chili, small cans of chicken and tuna, beef jerky, mac & cheese(small instant cups), instant oatmeal packets, granola bars, fruit snacks, fruit or applesauce cups, raisins (1 oz), nuts, crackers with cheese or peanut butter.  All in single serving packages, please. Or peanut butter (16 oz), jelly both in plastic containers, or 11 oz. boxes of cereal for longer holiday vacations.