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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.

Heavenly Mtn. Safety Team Hosts Dinner

 

Bread & Broth takes tremendous pride in providing a fantastic communal dinner every Monday that everyone in the community is invited to attend.  Sharing a full-course, nutritious dinner with other members of our community is a wonderful way to engage in fellowship and share a delicious dinner with others.  B&B has been providing meals to the community for almost 30 years and for the past eight years, the Adopt A Day of Nourishment program has provided any member of the community the opportunity to host and serve at their sponsorship dinner.

 

On Monday, March 18th, the Heavenly Mountain Safety Team sponsored their first ever Adopt A Day.  “The Heavenly Mountain Safety Team appreciates the opportunity to serve our community,” said Steve Martensen, a Safety Team member.  “We met many amazing and grateful people, and we were very happy to serve food and smiles!  Thank you to the wonderful folks at B&B for making this all happen.”   Joining Steve were fellow Safety Team members Myles Chouinard, Jim Fitzpatrick, Brian Heuser, and Uno Stolt.  The Safety Team really enjoyed serving a very tasty roasted turkey dinner served with mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and green salad – Thanksgiving in March!

 

The meal, and its associated costs, was funded by the generous $300 donation provided by the Heavenly Mtn. Safety Team.   The five sponsor team members graciously and happily helped with packing food ‘giveaway’ bags, dished out food on the serving line and helped with the meal’s cleanup.  Thank you to the Heavenly Mtn. Safety Team members for their support of the Adopt A Day program and to the great sponsor crew members who volunteered at their sponsor meal.  They did a wonderful job of making dinner guests feel cared for, happy and well fed.

Heavenly Ski Patrol Hosts B&B Dinner

Taking a break from helping skiers and keeping them safe on Heavenly Mountain Resort’s slopes, Heavenly Ski Patrol members exchanged their skis for Bread & Broth aprons to help feed Monday Meal dinner guests on March 4th.   As a follow up to an Adopt A Day of Nourishment on February 4th, Heavenly Ski Patrol sponsored their second AAD for the year and sent another great crew to serve at the B&B dinner.

 

Joining the B&B volunteers were Ski Patrol members Brandon Commanda, Lucas Johnstone, Michelle Loubet, Jacob Madecky and Marissa Streck.   “We are grateful for this opportunity to give back to the community that we live and work in,” said Michelle.

Helping to provide for those in need in the community, Michelle and her follow Ski Patrol members helped fill food giveaway bags and served up a hot nutritious beef stroganoff with noodles meal; closing their volunteer shift helping with the meal’s cleanup.

 

“It is always so much fun to volunteer at a Bread & Broth dinner and the work they do is so meaningful,” added Michelle.   Having a hot, nutritious meal and a place to share a communal meal does mean a great deal to those who attend B&B dinners.  Thanks to the Heavenly Ski Patrol for their $300 AAD donation and sending a great crew to help feed folks in our community.

Heavenly’s IT Team Helps B&B

Thanks to Vail’s EpicPromise grant program, Heavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort alternate months sending Adopt A Day sponsor crew teams to host and volunteer at Bread & Broth Monday Meal dinners.  On February 24th, it was members from Heavenly’s IT team who donned B&B aprons and graciously served the evening’s dinner guests.

 

Normally, the Monday Meal dinners are held at St. Theresa’s Grace Hall.  However, due to renovation in Grace Hall’s kitchen, the meal was moved to St. Theresa Globin Hall and the evening’s dinner guests were treated to a Kentucky Fried Chicken dinner of chicken, mash potatoes, gravy, coleslaw and biscuits.  Helping the B&B volunteers serve the chicken dinner were IT team members Bill Cunningham, Kory Martin and Sakuna Rosas.

 

“We had a great time serving the community,” wrote the IT Heavenly Team.  “Great B&B volunteer team to work with and it was a vey rewarding experience!  Love to volunteer again and thanks for having us.”   B&B really enjoyed having this great crew working along side of them and we’re so happy that they found helping to feed others to be fulfilling experience.   Thank you to Vail and their EpicPromise program which supports not only Bread & Broth but many other non-profit organizations in our community.

Rotary Club Serves Community

 

“Helping out at Bread & Broth is a great experience,” exclaimed Rotarian Brian Williams.   Brian shared his feelings while volunteering at the Monday Meal sponsored by the Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club on February 11th.  “We are all human beings that are subject to life’s twists and turns.  Offering a hot meal and a smile to people in our community who are having a rough time is our obligation.”

 

Sharing a meal with others in need of a hot dinner, and a warm and safe environment, is a heartwarming way to experience fulfillment through service.  As a service organization, the Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club members have been partnering the with B&B to serve others for several years.   Approximately every 2 months, the Rotary Club sponsors an Adopt A Day of Nourishment and members from the Club donate their time to assist B&B volunteers in providing a nutritious meal to those in need.

 

The Rotarians who come to volunteer at B&B’s dinner are always happy and helpful and ready to assist the B&B volunteers with any chore from packing food ‘giveaway’ bags to manning the serving lines to stacking tables and chairs.  On February 11th, B&B was fortunate to have Rotarians Kristi Kandel, Pamela and Bill Kelly, John McLaughlin, along with Brian Williams, join us at the dinner.   Thanks for the great job and for being a part of an organization that serves others.

B&B Thanks Heavenly Ski Patrol

With a big winter snow storm hitting the Tahoe area on Monday, February 2nd, there was no better crew to have sponsor the Adopt A Day of Nourishment meal than Heavenly’s Ski Patrol members.  This crew braved the snowy roads and whiteout conditions to come to St. Theresa Church Grace Hall and help provide a hot and filling beef stroganoff dinner to the hungry folks who faced difficult conditions to attend B&B’s Monday Meal.

Kudos to both the Heavenly Ski Patrol sponsor crew members and the B&B volunteers who put the feeding of the hungry in our community above their concerns of traveling in the snowy conditions.  The attending dinner guest numbers were low but the positive spirit of sharing a nutritious communal meal was still very evident.

“As a group, Heavenly Ski Patrol is dedicated to being involved in the South Lake Tahoe community in as many ways as possible,” said Andrew Pierce.  “B&B provides an excellent opportunity to give back to the community that supports us.   Despite several feet of snow and challenging road conditions, our five patrollers who volunteered had an amazing time interacting with and serving, the people who were able to brave the storm.  We truly look forward to helping with B&B events in the future.”

In addition to thanking the Heavenly Ski Patrol organization for sponsoring an AAD, B&B would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Ski Patrol’s sponsor crew members Adrianne Chio, Nick Kushner, Steven Larson, Nate Stuhlbarg and Andrew Pierce.  Not only did this wonderful group help with the dinner’s setup, serving, and cleanup but they went the extra mile of removing the mounds of snow off of the vehicles of the B&B cooks!

St. Theresa Filipino Community Hosts B&B Dinner

On Monday, January 28th, Bread & Broth’s 102 dinner guests were treated to a very special dinner.  Members of St. Theresa’s Filipino community cooked and served chicken adobo, sweet and sour pork ribs, shrimp and chicken pasta, honey mustard chicken, steamed vegetables, rice and salad.  All delicious Filipino specialty dishes.  In addition, to the heaping first servings dished out, many of the diners came back for seconds and containers filled with ‘left overs’ to take home.

Kudos to Julie Fajayan, Nora Cabanero, Bernardo Estepa, Minda Estepa, Donna Rojas, Belma Penollar, Ador Manalili, Mila Penollar, Myra Fajilan, Cecilia Deleon and Mila Seal for their kindness and concern for others.   This caring and dedicated AAD sponsor group came in on Sunday to prep all of the ingredients and spent the day on Monday cooking, setting up Grace Hall, serving dinner, and finishing off their sponsorship meal helping with the dinner’s cleanup.

Speaking on behalf of the Filipino Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsor crew, Cecilia Estepa Deleon wrote, “Thank you for the opportunity to give us the chance to sponsor a dinner for Bread & Broth.”  Further adding, “Gracious God, everything comes from you and always give us the grace to share our blessings with our less fortunate brothers and sisters.  Show us how to honor and glorify you for the good of ourselves and others.”

B&B is so pleased to share this opportunity to feed others through our Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsorships.  We are very thankful for our many sponsors, and particularly, the members from St. Theresa’s Filipino community who wore their hearts on their sleeves by proving the delicious Filipino themed dinner to community members.