Dear Fellow Bread & Broth Volunteers,In July of 2016, I assumed the leadership position of St. Theresa’s Bread & Broth organization. It has been an amazing five year run as Director of one of the community’s most respected non-profit organizations and an organization whose selfless volunteers have helped ease hunger for so many of our food insecure neighbors.My goal was to serve as Director for five years and return to just serving as the Fundraising Chairperson on the B&B Advisory Board. With the COVID-19 pandemic still impacting our service to the community, my original plans have slightly changed. I would like to continue in the Director position through the transition period of re-establishing our pre-COVID programs: Monday Meal, Second Serving (Friday’s meal) and the B&B 4 Kids School food weekend backpack program.In anticipation of stepping down from the Director position in the next four to five months, I believe that it would be helpful for both my replacement and for a smooth transition for the organization, to announce my retirement and seek my replacement now. This would allow for a period of two to three months for a transfer of information and sharing of responsibilities with my successor.The Director position is a very rewarding experience and provides the opportunity to interface with a wonderful community of volunteers, supporters, sponsors, partners, and clients. I have attached the “Bread & Broth Director Position Description”which outlines the responsibilities and qualifications for your information.If you are interested, or know of someone in the community who would be interested in taking over the helm of this fantastic organization, please contact me at 530-542-2876 or email@example.com. July 1, 2021 is the deadline for applicants to provide their resume and indicate their interest in applying for the Bread & Broth Director position.Thank you for your time and consideration.Sincerely,Carol GerardDirector, Bread & BrothCarol Gerard
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
January 21, 2021
In January, Bread & Broth received a generous community EpicPromise grant from Vail Resorts. These grants are given annually to non-profits in the communities where Vail Resorts operate. This year, with the impact of COVID-19, these grants were awarded to organizations directly addressing critical community needs. The grant will provide support to Bread & Broth’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
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
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.”
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
November 23, 2020
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.– The winners of the 13th Annual Blue Ribbon Awards were announced Thursday, Nov. 19 during an awards show shown on Lake Tahoe Television. In place of the annual awards dinner, the community was invited to tune in virtually with hosts, Chris Fiore from the City of South Lake Tahoe and Meg Peart from the Tahoe Resource Conservation District, to enjoy a celebration of the 2020 finalists and winners.
The Blue Ribbon Awards event continues to honor local businesses, non-profits, and professionals for their contributions to the South Shore community.
Congratulations to the 2020 Blue Ribbon Award winners:
Tourism Award, Sponsored by the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Innovative program, promotion, or product for our visitors
Winner: Clearly Tahoe
Honorable Mention: Roundhill Pines Beach Resort
Entrepreneur Award, Sponsored by Getaway Reno/Tahoe
An innovative individual who assumed the risk of starting a new business.
Winner: Melinda Choy / Elevate Wellness Center
Honorable Mention: Rachel and Greg Carlson / Black Bear Lodge…Read more
November 9, 2020
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Due to the Veterans Day holiday, Bread & Broth 4 Kids food bags will not be distributed by school buses Wednesday but can be picked up instead.
Since there is no school, South Lake Tahoe area families can pick up kids food bags from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Theresa Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Avenue.
The bags will also be available from noon to 1 p.m. in front of Tahoe Valley Elementary School, 943 Tahoe Island Drive, and from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Bijou Community School, 3501 Spruce Avenue.
On Nov. 18, bags will be distributed at bus stops. These bags will be double the normal amount of food due to the week-long holiday the following week for Thanksgiving.
Bread & Broth expects to have the Wednesday food bag distribution until the Christmas holiday. Parents will be updated should this schedule change….Read more
November 5, 2020
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Bread & Broth is doing something a little different for Thanksgiving this year and is seeking donations to make it happen.
During past Thanksgiving holidays, Bread & Broth has sponsored a hot, nutritious meal for about 250 people.
This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Bread & Broth will use donations for a “Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway” that will be distributed from 3-5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, at St. Theresa Grace Hall.
Bags will be handed out instead of a sit down meal which will contain a total Thanksgiving dinner. These bags will include a turkey breast, yams, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, gravy, rolls, sparkling cider and a pumpkin pie.
These Thanksgiving meal items will be provided to 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
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Tahoe Chamber has narrowed down the finalists for its annual Blue Ribbon Awards and the winners will be announced later this month.
The community is invited to attend the awards ceremony to honor South Shore businesses and individuals that have impacted our community for the better. In place of the annual dinner, winners will be announced in an awards show that is pre-filmed and broadcast on Lake Tahoe Television from 6-7 p.m. on Nov. 19. Viewers are asked to register in advance on TahoeChamber.org to get direct access to the awards ceremony.
Those that are in the mood to celebrate can hit the town to support a variety of local restaurants that will be offering special viewings or special happy hour menus for dine in or take out. The Chamber encourages everyone to safely get out to support local businesses and celebrate the 2020 Blue Ribbon nominees and winners….Read more