June 21, 2021
Beginning this Wednesday, the B&B 4 Kids Summer program begins to provide nutritious, kid-friendly food bags to children facing food insecurity over the summer break from school.
This summer, we would also like to provide books for children to take home each week. summer reading is so important, and adding these to the food bags will help our kids have access to this important activity.
If you have new or gently-used children’s books you would like to donate, please drop them off at Grace Hall any Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. Until 1:00 p.m.
We appreciate your help with our efforts. Thanks so much!
Submitted by paula on Thu, 03/25/2021 – 11:39am
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Bread & Broth 4 Kids (BB4K) will be adjusting its food bag distribution program to meet the needs of children in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District (LTUSD) as they make a shift in school schedules in South Lake Tahoe.
Starting the week of March 29, 2021, the bags will be on buses on Mondays for Cohort A students and on Fridays for all other students. For the current week the bags are on the buses Thursday as scheduled.
Since there was no Cohort B for elementary schools this week, BB4K will be at St. Theresa Grace Hall from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday to hand out weekly bags of food to students….Read more
Submitted by paula on Sat, 10/10/2020 – 2:38pm
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – School in South Lake Tahoe hasn’t been held in-person since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lake Tahoe Unified School District (LTUSD) will start the process of getting kids back into the classroom on Monday, October 12.
They will make the shift from Phase 1 to Phase 2 and a hybrid schedule with elementary students attending either Monday and Tuesday (Cohort A) or on Thursday and Friday (Cohort B), all days with a four-hour schedule. The rest of the time will be distance learning.
The current plans are for middle school students to return to a hybrid schedule on November 2, and the high school to begin labs and specialty classes on November 2 with hybrid school schedule starting November 30. The principal of the middle school will present his plans during the LTUSD Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, October l3. The high school principal will present her plans during the November 10 meeting….READ MORE…
Long-time South Lake Tahoe resident Janet McDougall sponsored Bread & Broth’s July 1st Adopt A Day of Nourishment. “I like to sponsor a day once each year to honor the memory of my parents, Mac and Jackie McDougall,” shared Janet. Janet has been sponsoring a meal which feeds a nutritious and well-balanced meal to up to 100 dinner guests for four years now and she can always to counted on to support Bread & Broth’s program of easing hunger for those in need.
Taking a break from helping serve a BBQ pork rib dinner which her donation helped fund, Janet added, “Serving at Bread & Broth is a privilege! The cooks do such a fantastic job and it is wonderful to have a chance to interact with lots of members of our community.” Bringing food and fellowship to those experiencing food insecurity is a deeply moving experience for those who volunteer their time, funds and energy. To sponsor a meal in memory of a loved one is a thoughtful and moving way to honor those who had a positive impact on one’s life.
Joining Janet in honoring her parents were her good friends Flori Curran, Julie Frame, and Kathleen Maston. According to Janet, her friends enjoyed and found rewarding their volunteer service feeding others and look forward to helping at her next sponsorship dinner. Bread & Broth looks forward to having Janet and her warm and caring crew back as an AAD sponsor next year.
On June 24th, Bread & Broth’s Monday Meal fed 96 community members who arrived at St. Theresa’s Grace Hall between 4:00 and 5:30 p.m., and were served beef stroganoff, sautéed zucchini, a green salad, fresh apricots and a lovely assortment of desserts. Sponsoring the meal for the evening was Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, whose $300 donation helped cover the costs of the meal, and who provided five Hard Rock team members to participate in their Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsorship.
Leading the Hard Rock sponsorship team was Joelle Shearin, Hard Rock Hotel’s General Manager, who was experiencing her first time helping at a B&B Monday Meal. “Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe was honored to serve alongside Bread & Broth’s many volunteers,” shared Joelle. “Bread & Broth demonstrates our motto ‘Love all, serve all’ in South Lake Tahoe.” Hard Rock’s sponsor crew team also included Scott Kornfield, Marth McElligott, Ashleigh Speaker and Rhonda Turner, all member’s of Hard Rock’s management staff.
The Hard Rock team was a fun group who shared the joy and kindness encouraged by their motto and their dedication to serving others. In addition to their support of B&B’s Monday Meal dinners, Hard Rock will also be donating coleslaw to B&B’s Burlap & Denim country-western BBQ fundraiser at the historic Celio Ranch on Saturday, August 24th. The fundraiser will raise monies to support the B&B 4 Kids program.
B&B is very fortunate and grateful to have Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s support and backing for both our Monday Meal program and the Kid’s program which feeds food insecure children in our community.
Two very generous anonymous Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsors donated $300 to fund Bread & Broth’s Monday Meal on May 27th. Since the donors were not available to attend their sponsorship dinner, members of Unity at the Lake Church were more than thrilled to be asked to step in as the Adopt A Day sponsor crew volunteers and help serve the 95 dinner guests attending the evening’s meal.
“Today I had the privilege of serving food to a very special group of humanity,” shared Phyllis Atha, a Unity member. “They are people who have struggles, some at this time, some throughout their lives. They are survivors because they are alive and have chosen to come to Bread & Broth to find sustenance.” In addition to Phyllis, Unity members included Mike DiGiusto, Darya Vogt and Linda Wunder Thank you to the sponsor crew members for sharing their holiday weekend to welcome and feed fellow community members.
Since it was Memorial Day weekend, the dinner guests were served hamburgers, baked beans, coleslaw, chips and a wide assortment of desserts as fitting for the holiday weekend. The turn out for the Monday Meals has been increasing as the days get longer and the summer weather makes it easier for folks to make their way to Grace Hall for the free meals.
“South Lake Tahoe Democrat Club members love our city and hope to be very involved in serving local non-profits to help improve life here,” said SLT Democrat Club member Aletha Nelligan at Bread & Broth’s Monday Meal on April 29th. Aletha and fellow club members Connie Alcamo, Sandy McKnight, Peter Nelligan, and Larry Pedigo filled dinner trays with BBQ ribs, baked beans, fried potatoes, zucchini and a green salad in their role as volunteer crew members for the club’s first Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsorship.
The SLT Democrat Club team members showed up ready to roll up their sleeves and help as needed. In addition to manning the serving line, they did a great job of helping with the setup for the 4:00 meal serving. They also helped with getting the food ‘giveaway” bags filled with dairy products, fruit, vegetables, canned goods, and bread and pastries ready to hand out to the dinners guests as they entered Grace Hall to enjoy the hot, nutritious meal.
“When deciding which non-profit groups we most wanted to work with, Bread & Broth was the overwhelming first choice,” added Aletha. “We plan to continue to sponsor Adopt A Day in the future.” B&B looks forward to partnering with the SLT Democrat Club members again in our common goal of helping to improve the lives of others.
Saturday, May 4th
2358 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe
Bread & Broth is sponsoring its Spring Cram-A-Cruiser Saturday , May 4th from 10am- 3 pm at Grocery Outlet. This event is held twice a year to supplement the food that we purchase for the Bread & Broth 4 Kids program. Please stop by to donate food from our wish list or make a monetary donation to purchase food supplies.
Wish List: canned soup, ravioli, spaghetti, chili, tuna ( 5 oz), beef jerky, mac & cheese(small instant cups), instant oatmeal in packets, granola bars, fruit snacks, ramen, cup o’ noodles, 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 12 oz. boxes of cereal for longer holiday vacations.
Questions: Please contact Christy Slocum at 530-542-8748 or Paula Peterson at 530-307-0909.
“We love every time we get to come to a Bread & Broth Monday Meal,” commented Zack Koneffko, one of Heavenly Mountain Resort’s Adopt A Day of Nourishment volunteer crew members. “It’s such a great part of our community and we feel honored that we are able to take part in it.” Thanks to Vail’s EpicPromise Grant, Heavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort alternate hosting a Monday Meal every month. Once the AAD schedule has been setup, team members from each of the Vail resorts, start signing up and looking forward to volunteering their time serving those in need in our community
Helping to host at B&B’s Monday Meal dinner on April 8th, Zack and his fellow Heavenly crew members Julian Arp-Sandel, Annalisa Babich, and Gregory Kiskinen, spent three hours volunteering alongside of B&B volunteers to provide a hot and tasty meal to the evening’s dinner guests. A great deal of preparation goes into every Monday Meal and the help provided by the Heavenly Adopt A Day sponsor crew volunteers is very much appreciated.
The Adopt A Day of Nourishment program was established to provide the financial support to help cover most of the costs associated with the Monday Meal. Additionally, the program enables our AAD sponsors to participate in the dinner service and experience the impact that their monetary and time donation have on those in need.
B&B couldn’t be happier with our AAD partnership with the local Vail Resorts and we celebrate their commitment to our community.