HELP US CRAM-A-CRUISER
WITH FOOD FOR SOUTH LAKE TAHOE KIDS IN NEED!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6th – 10am to 3:00pm
GROCERY OUTLET, 2358 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
St. Theresa’s “BREAD & BROTH 4 KIDS” is packing & sending bags of food home with food-insecure school kids for weekend nourishment.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Please stop by Grocery Outlet on October 6th to donate food from our wish list or help us with a monetary donation so we can purchase the food
The wish list: canned soup, ravioli, spaghetti, chili, tuna/chicken (5 oz.), beef jerky, mac & cheese (small instant cups), instant oatmeal in packets, granola bars, fruit snacks, ramen, cup o’ noodles, fruit/applesauce cups, raisins (1oz.), nuts, crackers with cheese or peanut butter. All in single-serving packages, please. Or peanut butter, jelly both in plastic containers, or 11oz. boxes of cereal for longer holiday vacations.
Questions: please call Paula Peterson, 530-307-0909 or Christy Slocum, 530-542-8748
Bread & Broth serves two meals weekly and welcomes everyone from our Lake Tahoe
Shore community to enjoy the wonderful dinners prepared by our talented and creative
volunteer cooks and warmly served by our dinner crew volunteers. Our meals are not
only meant to ease hunger but to prove the opportunity to spend a meal in fellowship
with other community members. Being hungry is not a prerequisite to enjoy our meals.
Every Monday, B&B invites everyone to attend a full-course meal at St. Theresa’s Grace
Hall from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. These Monday Meal dinners are funded through the
“Adopt A Day of Nourishment” program where individuals, families, organizations and
businesses host the dinner by donating $300 to cover the meal’s costs and send a
sponsor volunteer crew to assist at the dinner. On Monday, July 16 th, the Tahoe
Douglas Elks Lodge #2670 was the generous sponsor and Elk members Roger and
Jeanne Barragan, Roger Koeck, Steve Kurek and Steve Lannen volunteered at their
club’s sponsorship dinner.
According to Roger, the club’s Chairman Trustee, the “Elks are here to help.” For many
years now, the Elks Lodge has been sponsoring Monday Meal dinners several times a
year and their members have volunteered many hours of their personal time to help at
their B&B truly appreciates the Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge #2670 for their continuing
support of our programs.
In addition to the Monday Meal, every Friday, a soup and simple entrée meal is served
from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the LT Community Presbyterian Church and once again all
are welcome to these dinners.
Thank you to the men and women of the South Lake Tahoe Moose Lodge who
generously donated $300 to sponsor Bread & Broth’s Adopt A Day of Nourishment on
Monday, July 9 th . According to Scott Blumenthal, Governor Moose Lodge #1632, “A
fabulous experience once again! Loved serving our community with love and food.
And really good food too!”
The Loyal order of Moose Lodge 1630 and the Women of the Moose Chapter 408, once
again joined with B&B to provide a wonderful meal to members of our South Shore
Community. As a non-profit fraternal organization, the Moose Lodge, along with
promoting fellowship among its members also promotes service to the community.
By sponsoring a Monday Meal every year, the Moose Lodge is helping to ease hunger
and improve the quality of life for others.
Joining Scott were fellow lodge members Christi Olmstead and Angie Keil, who arrived
ready to host a wonderful dinner event. After helping to serve the BBQ chicken dinner
to the evening’s guest, Scott added, “Nice to hear the thankfulness and gratitude. God
bless our community!” B&B is also grateful to the SLT Moose Lodge and Women of the
Moose for their giving spirit and commitment to serving others.
Hosting their first Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsorship, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
sponsored B&B’s Monday Meal on June 25 th . It was really great having the newest
hotel and casino on Tahoe’s south shore hosting a community dinner for the needy in
the community. Hard Rock’s partnering with B&B demonstrates their commitment to
being involved with the community and being a part of the solution to improving the
quality of life for our community’s at-risk population.
“Bread & Broth demonstrates Hard Rock’s motto of ‘love all, serve all’ through the great
service it does for the local South Shore community,” commented Brandie Warr, Hard
Rock’s Director of Resort Marketing. “Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was proud to serve
alongside B&B’s many volunteers during on Monday meal Adopt A Day.” Joining
Brandie from Hard Rock were fellow team members Susan McDonough, Cheryle
Scarborough, Kimberly Templeton, and Beatrice Vattima.
Thanks to their $300 donation, Hard Rock and its congenial and enthusiastic crew
served 106 dinner guests a hot, nutritious meal of hearty meatloaf, mashed potatoes,
and a veggie medley. Sponsoring a dinner not only helps alleviate hunger, it provides
a sense of comfort and caring, bringing hope to the most vulnerable. Bread & Broth
thanks Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and looks forward to their continued support of our
program’s goal of easing hunger in our community.
In honor of her hardworking and supportive parents, Janet McDougall hosted Bread &
Broth’s Monday Meal on June 18 th . Janet has been sponsoring Adopt A Day of
Nourishments for several years and B&B truly appreciates her dedication to B&B’s
program and her devotion to helping the community.
“It’s always a privilege to work with the wonderful volunteers at Bread & Broth, and to
serve our community in such a meaningful way,” commented Janet. With Janet’s
donation, B&B fed 105 dinner guests Sloppy Joes, coleslaw, potato salad, a beautiful
fresh fruit salad and a variety of desserts. “Good food, good people and smiles on so
many faces,” was Janet’s observation of the evening meal event. All of this was made
possible by Janet’s generosity, many dedicated B&B volunteers and Janet’s sponsor
crew members Flori Curran, Julie Kucinskas and Kathleen Maston.
Janet and her crew were so helpful during the meals setup wrapping utensils, packing
food “giveaway” bags, serving the 105 dinner guests first and second servings and then
ending their 3 hour shift with the meal’s cleanup. This dedication to helping others is a
reflection of the spirit of giving that our donors like Janet, her crew members and B&B
The week of April 22nd was Pay it Forward week. To honor this concept of making a
difference in another person’s life, Bread & Broth’s Adopt A Day of Nourishment meal
on Monday April 23 rd was sponsored by John McDougall’s Pay It Forward grant and
members of Unity at the Lake Church. The Pay It Forward concept is all about people
giving to someone else and making a positive difference.
The funding grant came from the Pay It Forward Lake Tahoe Community Fund held at
the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation and it has been funding an annual Adopt A
Day for the past three years. Hosting a Monday meal dinner is a truly wonderful way to
remind ourselves of the power of giving and being there to experience how a hot,
nutritious meal can brighten the day for folks in need.
In addition to John McDougall, Unity at the Lake Church members Michael and Ileene
Lipkin, Al Miller and Darya Vost joined the B&B volunteer welcoming, serving and seeing
to the needs of the dinner guest who arrived at St. Theresa Grace Hall. “We are so
happy to assist the wonderful people at Bread & Broth,” said John. “The service
provided to our community is so important to so many.”
B&B would like to thank John and Unity at the Lake church members for their giving
spirit and their commitment to helping others.
“Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) is committed to serving our community and it
was an honor to be able to be a part of Bread & Broth,” commented Michelle Sower,
Dean of Instruction. Michelle was a sponsor crew member for the LTCC ADVANCE
Adult Education program at their Adopt A Day dinner on May 21 st . LTCC’s new
ADVANCE program is geared to provide free training for adults, who are interested in
improving their job skills and looking to advance in their careers, and is just an
extension of the many ways the college is providing support to our local community
Joining Michelle on the sponsor crew team were fellow LTCC members Steve Berry,
Director of Enrollment Services; Brad Deeds, Dean of Workforce Development;
Shelly Hansen, Director of Human Resources and Michelle Risdon, Vice President of
Instruction. The LTCC crew members brought their professionalism and compassion
while giving of their time to help to make the dinner a positive experience of sharing
food and community.
“While it is so hard to see our neighbors in need, Bread & Broth is a wonderful
resource,” said Michelle Risdon. “LTCC and ADVANCE are proud to partner with B&B in
our joint efforts to meet these needs.” B&B is grateful to LTCC for their efforts in
providing a dynamic educational environment and also for their concern for providing
the basic needs to those who struggle with hunger.
Bread &Broth was very excited to have members of Barton Hospital’s Dietitian
Department sponsors the Monday Meal on May 14 th . So many departments from Barton
Hospital host ‘Adopt A Day of Nourishments’ and they always send wonderful sponsor
crew members to help at their sponsorship dinners. True to form, the five Barton
volunteers, Rebecca Espinel, Jessica Keys, Lynn Norton, Kristine Travis and Jennifer
Trew, was a joy to work with.
“It was a pleasure to serve members of our community,” said Jennifer. “We were
amazed to see how much fresh produce was given to the dinner guests.” B&B is
thrilled to have our “Green Goal” program recognized by professional dietitians. While
the majority of the meal costs are covered by the $300 donation of the sponsoring AAD
group, B&B uses funds donated to our General Fund to purchase fresh fruit and
vegetables and dairy products (milk, eggs and butter), to add healthy food to the
‘giveaway’ bags that our dinner guest can take home for use later in the week.
B&B appreciates the support that we receive from Barton Hospital departments and
team members. Their devotion to helping people does not end at the close of their
work shift as demonstrated by the Barton Dietitians’ help funding and serving a hot,
nutritious meal to those in need in our community.
Every Monday of the year, the Bread & Broth volunteers collect donated food, setup a
dining area in St. Theresa Hall, prepare and cook a tasty full-course meal, setup a
dessert and drink area, and pack food ‘giveaway’ bags for the 65 to 100 dinner guests
who show up for a free meal to which everyone in the community is invited to attend.
These wonderful meals are hosted by “Adopt A Day of Nourishment” sponsors who not
only financially help cover the costs of the dinner but also send sponsor crew members
who work alongside of the B&B volunteers to prepare the community dinner.
On May 7 th , thanks to Vail EpicPromise grant funding, Kirkwood Mountain Resort was
the Adopt A Day sponsor for the evening and a wonderful crew consisting of Nate
Hyden, Anthony Jones, Christian Neville and Rebecca Tholl enthusiastically joined the
B&B volunteers for 3 hours to help with the evening’s preparation and takedown.
“Thank you for the unforgettable experience!” exclaimed Rebecca. “We were able to be
a small part of joy in the lives of many, including ours!”
What a great attitude this Kirkwood crew brought to the dinner and it was so much
appreciated by the dinner guests and B&B volunteers. B&B is so thankful for the
support that is provided by our local Kirkwood Mountain Resort and its stalwart sponsor
B&B also has a soup and simple entree meal service on Fridays, Second Serving, held at
Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church to which everyone in the community is