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Sierra Sotheby’s hosts ‘Adopt A Day of Nourishment’

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Hosting Bread & Broth’s first Adopt A Day of Nourishment since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, the AAD crew members from Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty were a real pleasure to have helping at the B&B Monday Meal on June 6.

In addition to Ellen Camacho, who arranged the Sierra Sotheby’s Adopt A Day, the Sotheby’s team consisted of Demain Black, Kathy Hyde, and Andrea King and her son, Milo.

Thanks to Sierra Sotheby’s AAD $300 sponsorship donation, the B&B cooking and serving teams were able to serve up chicken fajitas, pinto beans, green garden salad, mix fruit salad, desserts and drinks to the dinner guests who came to St. Theresa Grace Hall. In addition to the hot and tasty dinner, the clients received bags of food consisting of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, breads/pastries, dairy products, and various other staples.  Dinner guests were also able to enjoy ‘seconds’ and dinner ‘take home’ servings…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

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

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April 23 – CRAM-A-CRUISER

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Benefits the B&B 4 Kids program

This event will be held at Grocery Outlet from 10:00 – 3:00 on Saturday, April 23rd. Please see the attached flyer for more information on the type of food donations that are needed.    Christy and Paula would appreciate any help with this event.  If you can volunteer for a morning or afternoon shift for this event, please contact Christy at slocumsrus@msn.com.

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

Bread & Broth seeks volunteers for Monday Meals program

March 23, 2022

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Bread & Broth plans to return to its traditional, pre-COVID, Monday Meals program in April but are in need of volunteers.

After two years of packing food for distribution each week, B&B said it is excited to return to cooking hot meals and serving guests.

The Monday Meals will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. each Monday at Grace Hall, inside St. Theresa Catholic Church…Read more

 

Bread & Broth Resumes Traditional Free, Hot Meal Services

After modifying services for the food insecure members of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bread & Broth will be resuming traditional hot meal services, replacing the free food bag giveaways that B&B has been providing every Monday and Friday at St. Theresa Grace Hall for the past 24 months.

Beginning March 4, Second Serving meals will return to the Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, 2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd., from 4:00- 5:00 p.m. each Friday.    Second Serving meals 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, breads and pastries based on availability of food items.

On 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, breads and more.  These dinners will be provided each Monday from 4:00- 5:30 p.m. at St. Theresa Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Avenue.

Bread & Broth is a non-profit, all volunteer organization whose mission is to ease hunger in the Lake Tahoe South Shore community.  Until the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bread & Broth has been providing hot meals to individuals and families since 1989, and over the past seven years, the organization has expanded to providing food to the youth of our community through our B&B 4 Kids school weekend backpack and summer programs.

With the onset of the COVID pandemic, Bread & Broth adjusted services to continue the mission of feeding those in need.  In lieu of the traditional hot meal services, B&B transitioned to handing out food bags each Monday and Friday.  Each family received a minimum of four bags (a minimum of eight bags for families of five or more) filled with meat, milk, eggs, butter, fresh fruit and vegetables, breads/pastries, canned goods and other miscellaneous items.

Over the course of the past two years, more than 46,000 bags of food were distributed at the Monday/Friday giveaways and on a weekly basis the lives of an average of 647 men, women and children were touched.  Bread & Broth is very grateful for the support of the many benefactors who have enabled us to provide nutritious food to those in need.  Generous food and monetary donations from the El Dorado Food Bank, local businesses/stores, community organizations, grants, and private donations enabled Bread & Broth to distribute food valued at over $900,000 to those in need.  Bread & Broth wishes to thank all those who have contributed to these efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic to feed those facing food insecurity in our community.

For questions, please refer to additional information on Bread & Broth’s website (breadandbroth.org) or contact Sabine Hardin at (530) 318-8536.  For information regarding volunteer opportunities with Bread & Broth, please contact Sue Fry at bbvolunteers2021@gmail.com