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Dinner Sponsored in Memory of Mac & Jackie McDougall

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.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sponsors B&B Dinner

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.

Anonymous Donors Host and Unity at the Lake Members Help Serve B&B Meal

 

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.

Forest Suites Resort Sponsors B&B Dinner

Every Monday, Bread & Broth serves a hot, full-course dinner to everyone who comes to Grace Hall from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. for a communal meal in a safe and welcoming environment.   Everyone is welcome and B&B encourages everyone to enjoy the wonderful ‘home-cooked’ meals loving prepared and served by Bread & Broth’s cooks and dinner crew volunteers.

In addition to general donations, B&B’s Monday Meal is funded by the organization’s Adopt A Day of Nourishment program.  On May 6th, the Forest Suites Resort hosted the AAD sponsorship donating $300 to help cover the meal’s costs and sending a fantastic group of Forest Suite Resort team members to assist the B&B volunteers with their sponsorship dinner.

The energetic and helpful Forest Suites Resort volunteer members included Victoria Marmolejo, Alesha Newman, Maria Olvera, Jesus Robles, and Caitlin Thompson.

“We had a wonderful time with the B&B team,” said Caitlin.  “It was a pleasure being able to serve our community like this!”   In fact, several members of the sponsor crew so enjoyed their experience helping others, that they completed volunteer application forms to volunteer throughout the year.

B&B is so pleased to have the wonderful AAD sponsorship crews join us week after week and share the experience of fulfillment through service to others.

Bread & Broth 4 Kids Summer Program- Free Food for Children

Bread & Broth 4 Kids Summer Program- Free Food for Children
   South Lake Tahoe    
Every Wednesday June 26-  August 21
The 2019 St. Theresa Bread & Broth 4 Kids Summer Program begins June 26th and will continue every Wednesday through August 21st in South Lake Tahoe.  Food will be distributed at:
St Theresa’s Church- Grace Hall
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
1041 Lyons Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Any child up to the age of 18 can come alone or with a parent or legal guardian to select food items.  Children can fill up a bag with fresh fruit, cereals, milk, breakfast and nutrition bars, canned meat and more.   Children are encouraged to bring a backpack or reusable tote bag to carry food home.   Note:  Food will only be given to parents who are accompanied by their child(ren).
In addition, food bags will be delivered to the following child care centers:  Apple Seeds Academy, Boys & Girls Club, Child Development Center, Choices for Children, Under the Magic Pine Tree, Foster Family, Live Violence Free

SLT Democrat Club Hosts B&B Dinner

“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.

Spring Cram-a-Cruiser

CRAM-A-CRUISER

Saturday, May 4th

10a.m.-3 p.m.  

Grocery Outlet

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.

Heavenly Sponsors a B&B Monday Meal

“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.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Supports B&B

As an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, Bread & Broth is extremely grateful for the support we receive from many generous members of our community.  From volunteering personal time to making donations, every means of support for B&B’s efforts in easing hunger brings relief to those who are food insecure.

 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is one of the many local businesses who have been supporting Bread & Broth’s efforts by hosting three to four Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsorships annually.  On April 1st, hosting their first AAD meal of 2019, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and their AAD sponsor crew joined with B&B to serve a hot, nutritious meal to all those who came to St. Theresa Grace Hall.

 

Hard Rock’s volunteer sponsor team included Ray Gentry, Kimberly Templeton, CJ Rhines, and Josh Neely and his two daughters, Izabella and Emerson.  It was great to see the enthusiasm, joy and kindness this group of sponsor crew members demonstrated as they filled food ‘giveaway’ bags, served the dinner guests and helped as needed throughout the dinner.  B&B appreciates the support we receive from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and their many AAD sponsorships, and we look forward to their next AAD on June 24th.

 

St. Theresa Filipino Community Members Host Adopt A Day

Members of the St. Theresa Filipino Community love sponsoring Bread & Broth’s Monday Meal and serving up a delicious Filipino themed dinner.   Hosing their second Adopt A Day of Nourishment this year, the Filipino community group sponsored the March 25th Monday Meal and brought their well-honed cooking skills and favorite Filipino cuisine recipes to feed the grateful dinner guests congregating for a communal meal at Grace Hall.

 

The meal was truly a labor of love.  The Filipino Community members began their planning well before March 25th, came in early for about 8 hours on Sunday to chop vegetables and marinate meats as needed, and returned for another 8 or so hours on Monday to begin the cooking and dinner setup.  The result of all of their labor was a full-course Filipino dinner including Chicken Mechado, Shrimp and Pork Chow Mein, Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs, Veggies with Pork and Shrimp Stir Fry, all served with steamed rice and salad.

 

“To our God Almighty, the St. Theresa Filipino Community offers this wonderful day to say ‘thank you’ for the gift of life and for all of the blessings that come with it.  To Bread & Broth, our hearts are so grateful for this another fulfilling opportunity to serve and be a blessing to others,” was the message conveyed by the Filipino sponsor crew members.  Volunteering and participating in the meal preparation were Nora Cabanero, Nelie Cabristante, Dru Cunningham, Rodrigo and Cecilia DeLeon, Bernie and Minda Estepa, Dominador Estepa, Julie Fajayan, Myra Fajilan, Bal Ferrer, Danny Masellones Din Pinero, Mario and Mila Penollar, Donna Rojas and Mila Seal.   A special thanks goes to Mila Seal for once again coordinating the Filipino Community’s Adopt A Day sponsor- ship dinner and she had this to say to her sponsor crew. “To each and everyone who made this day possible, all of your effort and time spend are very much appreciated.”   B&B could not have said it any better.  Kudos to the St. Theresa Filipino Community.