Vol 11-2021 Fall Newsletter

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Bread & Broth Supporting Community Members Financially Impacted by COVID and Caldor Fire

Submitted by:Carol Gerard
Director, Bread & Broth

Over eighteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic, those struggling financially from its impact
are now facing the added burden of lost wages and evacuation costs due to the Caldor Fire.
Bread & Broth is once again requesting your financial support to enable us to continue our
mission to ease hunger for our neighbors in need.

Since March of 2020 and prior to the Caldor Fire evacuation, Bread & Broth has been providing
bags of food (in lieu of our twice weekly hot meals) every Monday and Friday at St. Theresa
Grace Hall to anyone who is in need. Individuals and families have been given 4 to 10 bags of
food, depending on the family’s size, which have included meats, milk, eggs, butter, fresh fruit
and vegetables, breads and pastries, and various basic staples such as rice, spaghetti, canned
goods and nutrition bars.

In addition, Bread & Broth has continued its B&B 4 Kids program by providing bags of weekend
kid-friendly nutritious food to LTUSD students throughout the school year since the beginning of
the pandemic and giving out bags of food to children once a week during the summer school
break.

With our twice weekly food bag giveaways and the modified B&B 4 Kids Program implemented
since March of 2020, Bread & Broth has been touching the lives of an average of 1,012 men,
women and children on a weekly basis. We have distributed 75,060 bags of food at our
Monday/Friday giveaways and 21,054 bags of food through our Kids program. With the added
financial burden of the Caldor Fire, we are anticipating a continued need for our support during
the coming months.

Bread & Broth is extremely grateful for the donations of time, funding, and food donations
which have enabled us to provide free food to food insecure neighbors over the past eighteen
months. We would like to acknowledge the El Dorado Food Bank, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut,
Raley’s at the “Y”, Safeway, Smart & Final, and Whole Foods Grocery for their weekly donations
of food to Bread & Broth. In addition to the donation of food from these local businesses, the
outpouring of financial donations from individuals, organizations, and foundations has enabled
Bread & Broth to purchase an average of over $5,700 of food products weekly.

Bread & Broth and its dedicated volunteers are once again seeking your support to help our
community members put healthy, nutritious food on their tables. Donations can be made via
Paypal on our website, www.breadandbroth.org

or,  by sending a check, made payable to “St.Theresa Bread & Broth”

mail to Bread & Broth, St. Theresa Church, 1041 Lyons Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150.

If you would like to help by volunteering, please contact
bbvolunteers2021@gmail.com.

BREAD AND BROTH SUSPENDING FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY

BREAD & BROTH ANNOUNCEMENT

EFFECTIVE, MONDAY, AUGUST 30TH,

BREAD & BROTH IS SUSPENDING OUR FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY SERVICE ON MONDAY AND FRIDAY AFTERNOONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

OUR FOOD SERVICE WILL RESUME ONCE THE DANGERS OF THE CALDOR FIRE AND ITS HAZARDOUS SMOKE ARE NO LONGER AFFECTING THE SOUTH LAKE TAHOE BASIN AREA.

Bread & Broth seeks funding to continue serving those in need

June 21, 2021

Carol Gerard
Guest column
 

 

It is a tremendous relief that COVID-19 cases are waning, more folks are returning to work, and California will soon be opening up and relaxing the pandemic restrictions.

However, many of the individuals and family members that lost their jobs or had their hours reduced, are still dealing with the residual economic effects of the past 15 months of the COVID-19 crisis.…read more

CHILDRENS’ BOOKS NEEDED FOR SUMMER READING

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!

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VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP POSITION: Director

5/31/2021

Dear Fellow Bread & Broth Volunteers,
In July of 2016, I assumed the leadership position of St. Theresa’s Bread & Broth organization.  It has been an amazing five year run as Director of one of the community’s most respected non-profit organizations and an organization whose selfless volunteers have helped ease hunger for so many of our food insecure neighbors. 
My goal was to serve as Director for five years and return to just serving as the Fundraising Chairperson on the B&B Advisory Board.  With the COVID-19 pandemic still impacting our service to the community, my original plans have slightly changed.  I would like to continue in the Director position through the transition period of re-establishing our pre-COVID programs: Monday Meal, Second Serving (Friday’s meal) and the B&B 4 Kids School food weekend backpack program. 
In anticipation of stepping down from the Director position in the next four to five months, I believe that it would be helpful for both my replacement and for a smooth transition for the organization, to announce my retirement and seek my replacement now.  This would allow for a period of two to three months for a transfer of information and sharing of responsibilities with my successor.
The Director position is a very rewarding experience and provides the opportunity to interface with a wonderful community of volunteers, supporters, sponsors, partners, and clients.  I have attached the “Bread & Broth Director Position Description”which outlines the responsibilities and qualifications for your information.
If you are interested, or know of someone in the community who would be interested in taking over the helm of this fantastic organization, please contact me at 530-542-2876 or carolsgerard@aol.com.   July 1, 2021 is the deadline for applicants to provide their resume and indicate their interest in applying for the Bread & Broth Director position.    
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sincerely,
Carol Gerard
Director, Bread & BrothCarol Gerard
DIRECTOR

Bread & Broth 4 Kids adjust schedule due to school changes; Bags available Thursday

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

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Bread & Broth 4 Kids moves weekly food bag program due to storm

Submitted by paula on Tue, 01/26/2021 – 5:24pm

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Students receiving weekly food bags from Bread & Broth 4 Kids will be able to pick them up at normal locations on Friday this week, due to the pending blizzard.

Buses from Lake Tahoe Unified School District normally distribute the bags to students with the breakfasts and lunches on Wednesdays, but with the possibility of a snow day and heavy snow, Bread & Broth moved to Friday for safety concerns.

Bags will also be available on Friday at the three school locations that serve the to-go breakfasts and lunches – Tahoe Valley Elementary, Bijou Elementary and South Tahoe Middle School. Should there be another snow day on Friday, this will be rescheduled and a notice placed in South Tahoe Now…read more