Kudos: Liberty Utilities hosts Bread & Broth dinner

Published – October 10,2022 – From an informal survey of Bread & Broth’s (B&B) dinner guests attending the Monday Meal on October 3, the B&B cooks were to be congratulated for the tender, moist, and tasty Chicken Parmesan that was the main entrée for the evening’s meal. Cooking for a large group of people is not always an easy task but the talented and creative B&B cooks always strive to make a delicious and nutritious meal for B&B’s dinner guests.

The meal’s Adopt A Day of Nourishment (AAD) host for the evening was Liberty Utilities and once again their $300 donation was the funding that provided the food and supplies needed to serve the evening’s meal. In addition to the donation, another great crew from Liberty joined the B&B volunteers in putting together the food ‘giveaway’ bags, preparing the dessert/drink table, manning the serving line, and breaking down and cleaning up after the meal.

Thanks to Liberty Utilities’ generous community volunteer policy, Liberty team members Blaine Ladd, James Martin, Frank Papandrea, and Emily Sellier-Flynn were able to devote three hours to helping their community neighbors enjoy a hot, filling meal and take-home bags of food. The AAD crew was a fun and hardworking group that delighted in the volunteer experience…Read more

 

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Vail Resorts supports Bread & Broth with meal sponsorships

Published: September 26, 2022 –  SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Vail’s Epic Promise grant monies have been funding Bread & Broth Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsorships since 2011, the year that the Adopt A Day program was first implemented.

Since the Epic Promise Grant funds cover the cost of 12 Adopt A Days yearly, Heavenly and Kirkwood mountain resorts crew members alternate monthly meal sponsorships. Since their initial participation, all of the AAD crews from the two Vail Resorts have been a delight to have helping with the weekly Monday Meals served at St. Theresa Church’s Grace Hall.

Heavenly Mountain Resort sponsored the Aug. 15 Monday Meal and Sonia Ramirez, Heavenly’s Food and Beverage Manager, joined the Bread & Broth volunteers to help with the dinner’s setup, serving, and cleanup. Sonia was an enthusiastic volunteer and her smile and generous spirit was just contagious…Read more

Tahoe Douglas Rotary sponsors Bread & Broth meal

Published September 20, 2022… SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — “Service Above Self” is the Rotary Club’s motto, shared Roberta Stillwell as she took a break from her volunteer duties at Bread & Broth Monday Meal on Sept. 5.  Stillwell, along with fellow Tahoe Douglas Rotarians Cheryl Cottle, Grace Schorr, Club President Paul Thibodeau and Lizzie Thibodeau, proudly represented the club at their ‘Adopt A Day of Nourishment’ on Labor Day.

Bread & Broth’s creative cooks celebrated the Monday Meal Labor Day dinner by preparing a casual holiday meal consisting of sloppy joes, dill potato salad, and a tasty peach and pear salad made with fresh fruit provided by generous vendors from the Tuesday Farmer’s Market. The dinner guests also enjoyed a variety of delicious cakes provided by Safeway and Whole Foods grocery stores.

The five Rotary Club AAD volunteers happily helped wherever they were needed. They packed food ‘giveaway’ bags, prepared dessert and drink servings, manned the serving line, took down tables and chairs, and dried trays, utensils, and cooking pans. In addition to sending the five volunteers, the Tahoe Douglas Rotary club made a generous donation of $300 to assist with the cost of the meal’s food, dinner supplies, and utility costs associated with holding the weekly meal service…Read more

Bread & Broth thanks Barton Hospital Pharmacy Department

Published September 20, 2022…

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Although the smoke index was very high, 82 dinner guests came to St. Theresa’s Grace Hall to enjoy pizza, salad, and a fresh fruit salad.

Normally, the whole meal is prepared by the B&B cooks but because of the high temperatures and smoke on Monday, pizza from Pizza Hut was ordered so the kitchen and dining area stayed cool.

“It was nice for us to come and serve the community in a different way,” shared Cathy Deering and Dana Jasmine as they represented Barton Hospital Pharmacy Department in sponsoring the meal. “Rather than just through medicine at the hospital, we were able to help the community by sponsoring a Bread & Broth Monday Meal.” …Read more

Rasmussen family, friends host B&B Adopt A Day of Nourishment

Published September 7, 2022…SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Serving a hot, nutritious dinner every Monday to the 80-90 individuals who attend the meal at St. Theresa’s Grace Hall requires the combined efforts of over 25 volunteers weekly. In addition to the regular Bread & Broth volunteers, B&B’s Adopt A Day of Nourishment crew members play an integral part in making the dinner service come together.

On Monday, Aug. 29, the Rasmussen family and friends sponsored the Adopt A Day of Nourishment. Joining Kurt and Laura Rasmussen were cousin Deb Holland and friends Debbie Noorda and Mark Bauer. Not only did this enthusiastic crew arrive early but were the last volunteers to leave at the end of the dinner’s setup, serving, and cleanup shift. Kudos to this hard working AAD crew.

“It was a pleasure working alongside the dedicated B&B crew,” shared Laura Rasmussen.  “We served a wonderful, nutritious meal to the polite folks who came for dinner.”…Read more

St. Theresa’s Bread & Broth 4 Kids resumes school program for kids

Published September 13, 2022… SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — St. Theresa’s Broth & Broth on Friday, Sept. 9, resumed their B&B 4 Kids’ School Year Weekend Food Bag program which distributes bags of kid-friendly food to children in South Lake Tahoe.

These weekend food bags are distributed every Friday at all five K-8 schools in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District: Bijou Community School, Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School, Sierra House Elementary, Tahoe Valley Elementary, and South Tahoe Middle School. Each bag contains seven single-serving, kid-friendly meals (two breakfasts, two lunches and three dinners), fresh fruit and protein enriched snacks to supplement weekend nourishment.

B&B 4 Kids has helped up to an average of 160 LTUSD students weekly over a school year period…Read more

Liberty Utilities crew members volunteer for Bread & Broth

Published August 29, 2022 –

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Liberty Utilities held their second of four Bread & Broth Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsorships of 2022 on Aug. 22 and sent five happy and hardworking crew members to help.

The crew members consisting of Jennifer Guenther, Breanna Kelly, Matt Newberry, Shawn Pingleton and Cindy Ramos were so proud to show off the wonderful desserts that were served at their sponsorship Monday Meal dinner and their brand-new Liberty Utility “Volunteer” T-shirts.

Kudos to Liberty Utilities for their commitment to their customers to deliver safe and reliable service but also for their commitment to support the neediest members of the community through their active involvement in volunteer opportunities. Liberty Utilities policy encourages all of their team members to get involved with the local community by volunteering at events of their choice and compensates their employees for up to 24 hours of volunteering annually…Read more

 

Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation grant supports Bread & Broth

Published August 29, 2022 – SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Bread & Broth has been awarded a Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Grant designed to provide financial resources to continue the organization’s efforts to respond to the food insecurity in the South Lake Tahoe community.

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is a nonprofit founded in 1996, dedicated to supporting the Lake Tahoe region by partnering with donors who are committed to helping local nonprofits create a more prosperous regional community.

The $15,000 Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation donation will be used to support two programs. The Green Goal project provides for the purchase of fresh fruit, vegetables, and dairy products for distribution at Bread & Broth’s Monday Meals dinners. These perishable items are distributed in food giveaway bags along with the hot meals provided each Monday…Read more