SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Nine weeks into the COVID-19 crisis, Bread & Broth is still providing food to those in the South Lake Tahoe community who are being impacted by the loss or reduction of income due to the temporary closing of many of our communities’ businesses.
Thanks to many generous monetary donors and volunteers, Bread & Broth is providing bags of food through our Monday and Friday food bag giveaway program at Grace Hall and our B&B 4 Kids program.
Individuals and families are welcome to pick up bags of food at St. Theresa Grace Hall at 1041 Lyons Avenue (next to Lake Tahoe Middle School) on Mondays from 4-5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 3-5 p.m.
The food giveaway includes milk, eggs, and butter, a large bag of fruits and vegetables, a third bag of breads and pastries, and a bag of staples which includes meat or soups, rice or pasta, nutrition bars and more….READ MORE
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is preparing for a possible uptick in animal relinquishments due to financial hardships and changes in housing.
HSTT wants to help pet owners by providing medical care, healthy food and a safe, warm place to live for every pet.
To help raise money to prepare for these costs, HSTT is participating in an emergency “Giving Tuesday,” campaign on May 5. On that day, the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe will have $20,000 in matching funds available and everyone who makes a $150 tax-deductible contribution will be entered to win a $500 VISA gift card.
Eleven puppies will also be up for adoption May 5. Adoption occurs over the phone and through Zoom. Staff also provides assistance throughout the adoption journey.
“So far, HSTT has been able to meet the need through the generosity of our volunteers, the community and through purchases with a very generous grant given to us by the Town of Truckee,” said Erin Ellis, community engagement director, in a press release. “In order to continue these programs and our efforts to help people and pets in our community, we need monetary donations more than ever.”…READ MORE
In early March, Overland Meat and Seafood Company owners Brian and Kim Cohen took a vacation to go diving on the Roatan island in Honduras when they found themselves stranded amidst the massive global coronavirus shutdown.
Back in Lake Tahoe, people were panic buying meat and supplies in what’s typically the tourist destination’s shoulder season and it took the Cohens some extended effort to get back on home turf to be able to weather the pandemic with their Overland crew.
“We got to Roatan on March 11 for a dive vacation and then on the 15th Honduras went into a state of emergency and shut down everything, including travel, for at least two weeks. We were supposed to leave on March 21 but realized on the 20th that if we waited too much longer then we would be unable to get out.
“Meanwhile, Overland (in South Lake Tahoe) was going ballistic, it was just nuts with people stocking up on food and toilet paper. We couldn’t believe the amount of food we were going through…our numbers were up on everything during what’s normally our slowest time of the year…..READ MORE
The commitment of Bread & Broth over the last 30 years has solely focused on the mission to ease hunger in the South Lake Tahoe community.
That mission took on new meaning beginning in mid-March with the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak when record numbers of individuals sought out food assistance from the various programs and services provided by B&B.
Services previously provided by B&B have been modified. Instead of hot, nutritious meals served on Mondays and Fridays, individuals and families receive bags of non-perishable staples (canned goods, rice, soups, meats, etc), fruits and vegetables, bread and pastries, and dairy products (milk, eggs, and butter).
These foods are distributed twice weekly at St. Theresa Church-Grace Hall: Mondays from 4-5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 3-5 p.m.
Food bags are also provided to local homeless families and Warm Room elders being housed at local motels. Any leftover food is taken to the Warm Room currently housed at the recreation center….READ MORE
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The commitment of Bread & Broth over the last thirty years has solely focused on the mission to ease hunger in the South Lake Tahoe community. That mission took on new meaning beginning in mid-March with the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak when record numbers of individuals seeking food assistance from the various programs and services provided by B & B.
Services previously provided by Bread & Broth have been modified. Instead of hot, nutritious meals served on Mondays and Fridays, individuals and families receive bags of non-perishable staples (canned goods, rice, soups, meats, etc), fruits and vegetables, bread and pastries, and dairy products (milk, eggs, and butter). These foods are distributed twice weekly at St. Theresa Church-Grace Hall: Mondays from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Food bags are also provided to local homeless families and Warm Room elders being housed at local motels. Any leftover food is taken to the Warm Room currently housed at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center.
The Bread & Broth kids program, B&B 4 Kids, has provided weekend food bags for children at their school sites for several years and now consists of volunteers following LTUSD school busses to the various bus stops and the four distribution locations at school campuses each Friday….READ MORE
During the COVID-19 Crisis, Bread & Broth is continuing our mission to ease hunger for those in need in our community. In lieu of our hot dinners served on Monday and Friday evenings, B&B began providing bags of food on March 16th at Grace Hall’s foyer. Our service days and hours are – Mondays from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
On March 20th, thanks to donations from Edgewood Resort, El Dorado Food bank, local grocery stores, and community donors, B&B was able to provide bags filled with stew, rice, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, breads/ pastries and an assortment of salads, sandwiches, drinks, and meats. Six B&B volunteer bagged and handed out approximately 528 bags of food to 88 very happy folks.
Anyone wishing to support our efforts during this coronavirus emergency can make a donation by writing a check to St. Theresa Bread & Broth with “COVID-19 Emergency Fund” in the memo section and send it to:
Bread & Broth
St. Theresa Church
1041 Lyons Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Thank you to our wonderful community. Everyone stay safe and healthy!
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Longtime South Lake Tahoe business Overland Meat & Seafood Company handed out free beef to residents on Monday.
Overland owner, Brian Cohen and his wife got stuck in Honduras in March. Cohen said while he was there, “watching the world drop-out around” them, he and his travel partners decided they wanted to give back to Tahoe when they got back.
“We wanted to do something to support Tahoe which has supported us for 32 years,” Cohen said.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Tahoe Women’s Community Fund has announced its 2020 Grant Recipients. This year they received applications for grants from over 50 organizations. Of that group, 11 non-profits on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe have been chosen to receive $125,000 that will be distributed.
Inspiration Grant Recipient:
• Boys & Girls Club of South Lake Tahoe (Building Bright Futures – $40,000)
Focus Grant Recipients in the category of Poverty, Housing, or Basic Needs):
• St. Theresa’s Parish (Bread and Broth 4 Kids: Push for Protein – $15,000)
• LTUSD – Mt. Tallac High (Tallac Transit – $15,000)
• Hope Lutheran Church (Hope Full Lunch) – $15,000)
Focus Grant Recipients in the category of Children & Youth:
• Tahoe Institute of Natural Sciences (Children/Youth Naturalistic Intelligence
Development Project – $9,580)
• SOS Outreach (Mentor Program Scholarships for Youth from South Lake Tahoe School
District – $10,000)