Bread & Broth “Monday Meal”
Hot, full-course, nutritional meals are served at St. Theresa Grace Hall (1041 Lyons Ave.) from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. every Monday throughout the year. In addition to serving hot meals, the dinner guests are provided with food “giveaway” bags containing canned goods, fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy products (eggs, butter, and milk) and breads/pastries. ‘Seconds’ are offered and dinner “to go” containers are provided. On average, Bread & Broth serves 85 – 100 dinner guests at each Monday evening dinner.
Bread & Broth “Second Serving”
Second Serving meals consist of a soup and a simple entree (lasagna, chili dogs, pasta dishes, etc.) and are served from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church (2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd – near Meek’s Lumber). Dinner guests will be provided with “giveaway” bags containing fruit, vegetables, breads/pastries based on availability of food items. Bread & Broth serves 40 – 50 dinner guests each Friday evening.
Bread & Broth 4 Kids (B&B 4 Kids)
On a weekly basis throughout the school year, food insecure Lake Tahoe Unified School District students in grades Pre K-12 are provided with weekend food bags containing 7 meals and 4 snacks. Each child receives a bag of non-perishable, single serving items along with several servings of fresh fruit to help supplement and meet basic nourishment needs. Eligible recipients are based on family income and determined by school teachers and counselors from Bijou Community, Sierra House Elementary, Tahoe Valley, Meyers Elementary, South Tahoe Middle School, and McKinney-Vento High School students.
In October 2015, B&B 4 Kids began providing weekend food to 106 students. The goal for the 2022/2023 school year is to serve a weekly average of 180 needy children.
Since B&B 4 Kids programs’ inception in 2015, a ‘School Healthy Snack’ program has been added to help kids who are food insecure stay focused on school work instead of being hungry during the school day. B&B 4 Kids provides over 500 healthy nutrition bars weekly to LTUSDs’ Pre K-12 teachers, nurses, counselors and office staff members to hand out to students in need at school.
Summer Bread & Broth 4 Kids (Summer B&B 4 Kids)
During the summer school break, “Summer B&B 4 Kids” hands out kid-friendly food every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Theresa Church Grace Hall Foyer to any child up to the age of 18. The Summer program starts one week after the end of the school year in June and lasts until one week prior to the beginning of the new school year in late August.
Food for children will only be given to parents /guardians who are accompanied by their child(ren). Children will be able to bag a variety of single-serving food items which include cereals, canned meat, breakfast and nutrition bars, and fresh fruit. As a special treat, every week a ‘surprise snack’ like ice cream or popsicles is handed out to each child.
Since many children and their parents are unable to make it to the Wednesday food ‘give away’ at St. Theresa Grace Hall, the Summer B&B 4 Kids volunteers pack bags filled with 3-4 days of food including fresh fruit and deliver on average 175 bags to local Child Care Centers for distribution to children/families in need.