Adopt a Day of Nourishment Articles

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….

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…

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…

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

Kudos: Liberty Utilities hosts Bread & Broth dinner

Published – October 10,2022 – From an informal survey of Bread & Broth’s (B&B) dinner guests attending the Monday Meal on October 3, the B&B cooks were to be congratulated for the tender, moist, and tasty Chicken Parmesan that was the main entrée for the evening’s meal. Cooking for a large group of people is not always an easy task but the talented and creative B&B cooks always strive to make a delicious and nutritious meal for B&B’s dinner guests.

The meal’s Adopt A Day of Nourishment (AAD) host for the evening was Liberty Utilities and once again their $300 donation was the funding that provided the food and supplies needed to serve the evening’s meal. In addition to the donation, another great crew from Liberty joined the B&B volunteers in putting together the food ‘giveaway’ bags, preparing the dessert/drink table, manning the serving line, and breaking down and cleaning up after the meal.

Thanks to Liberty Utilities’ generous community volunteer policy, Liberty team members Blaine Ladd, James Martin, Frank Papandrea, and Emily Sellier-Flynn were able to devote three hours to helping their community neighbors enjoy a hot, filling meal and take-home bags of food. The AAD crew was a fun and hardworking group that delighted in the volunteer experience…Read more


Vail Resorts supports Bread & Broth with meal sponsorships

Published: September 26, 2022 –  SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Vail’s Epic Promise grant monies have been funding Bread & Broth Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsorships since 2011, the year that the Adopt A Day program was first implemented.

Since the Epic Promise Grant funds cover the cost of 12 Adopt A Days yearly, Heavenly and Kirkwood mountain resorts crew members alternate monthly meal sponsorships. Since their initial participation, all of the AAD crews from the two Vail Resorts have been a delight to have helping with the weekly Monday Meals served at St. Theresa Church’s Grace Hall.

Heavenly Mountain Resort sponsored the Aug. 15 Monday Meal and Sonia Ramirez, Heavenly’s Food and Beverage Manager, joined the Bread & Broth volunteers to help with the dinner’s setup, serving, and cleanup. Sonia was an enthusiastic volunteer and her smile and generous spirit was just contagious…Read more

Tahoe Douglas Rotary sponsors Bread & Broth meal

Published September 20, 2022… SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — “Service Above Self” is the Rotary Club’s motto, shared Roberta Stillwell as she took a break from her volunteer duties at Bread & Broth Monday Meal on Sept. 5.  Stillwell, along with fellow Tahoe Douglas Rotarians Cheryl Cottle, Grace Schorr, Club President Paul Thibodeau and Lizzie Thibodeau, proudly represented the club at their ‘Adopt A Day of Nourishment’ on Labor Day.

Bread & Broth’s creative cooks celebrated the Monday Meal Labor Day dinner by preparing a casual holiday meal consisting of sloppy joes, dill potato salad, and a tasty peach and pear salad made with fresh fruit provided by generous vendors from the Tuesday Farmer’s Market. The dinner guests also enjoyed a variety of delicious cakes provided by Safeway and Whole Foods grocery stores.

The five Rotary Club AAD volunteers happily helped wherever they were needed. They packed food ‘giveaway’ bags, prepared dessert and drink servings, manned the serving line, took down tables and chairs, and dried trays, utensils, and cooking pans. In addition to sending the five volunteers, the Tahoe Douglas Rotary club made a generous donation of $300 to assist with the cost of the meal’s food, dinner supplies, and utility costs associated with holding the weekly meal service…Read more

Bread & Broth thanks Barton Hospital Pharmacy Department

Published September 20, 2022…

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Although the smoke index was very high, 82 dinner guests came to St. Theresa’s Grace Hall to enjoy pizza, salad, and a fresh fruit salad.

Normally, the whole meal is prepared by the B&B cooks but because of the high temperatures and smoke on Monday, pizza from Pizza Hut was ordered so the kitchen and dining area stayed cool.

“It was nice for us to come and serve the community in a different way,” shared Cathy Deering and Dana Jasmine as they represented Barton Hospital Pharmacy Department in sponsoring the meal. “Rather than just through medicine at the hospital, we were able to help the community by sponsoring a Bread & Broth Monday Meal.” …Read more