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Become a Volunteer

Bread & Broth’s volunteers are the ‘heart’ of our food outreach organization and are a gift to our program and our community. Making a commitment to make a difference in the lives of others is what propels our hard working and dedicated volunteers.

Volunteering can be an exciting, growing and enjoyable experience and Bread & Broth has many volunteer opportunities. For most of our volunteer positions, a commitment of only 3-4 hours a month is needed. However, some volunteer positions may require 12-15 hours a month. It is up to you to choose your commitment to Bread & Broth. Also, Bread & Broth has positions for substitutes for each of our areas of volunteering; so you can sign up as a team volunteer to be on a substitute list.

For more information contact: Janet Blumberg at

Volunteer Positions

Weekly Team Assignments:

Food Donation Pickup:

Monday morning and/or Friday morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.).  Pickup food at local stores and farmer’s markets (in season) and deliver to  St Theresa’s Grace Hall.

Minimum Age: 18

Second Serving Soup Coordinator:

Contact Restaurant donors on a weekly basis and arrange for soup pickup on Fridays (hours vary week to week).

Minimum Age: 18

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Once a Month Team Assignments:

B&B Volunteers are assigned to Teams which serve once a month based on the week of the month (i.e., Team #1 serves during the first week of the month, Team #2 serves the second week of the month, etc.)

Monday Meal Service

St. Theresa Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave, South Lake Tahoe

  • Cook: Assist Lead Cook with full course meal preparation: Monday  late morning/afternoon (times vary by week)… Minimum Age: 18
  • Dinner Setup/Serving/Take Down Crew:  Monday afternoon/early evening (3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)… Minimum Age:16
  • Clean-Up Crew:  Monday evening (5:25 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)… Minimum Age: 14

Second Serving Meal

Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, 2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe

  • Cook: Re-heat prepared soup and prepare a simple entrée: Friday afternoon (times vary by week and menu)… Minimum Age: 18
  • Dinner Setup/Serving/Cleanup:
    Friday afternoon/early evening (3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)… Minimum Age: 16

Bread & Broth 4 Kids

St. Theresa Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave, South Lake Tahoe

  • School Year Food Bag Packing and Bag Delivery: Pack weekend food bags for local youth and deliver the food bags to LTUSD schools and local child care centers serving low-income families. Thursday afternoon (1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Bag packing minimum age: 10; Bag delivery minimum age is 18.

Quarterly Team Assignments

Deep Cleaning

St. Theresa Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave, South Lake Tahoe.

  • Quarterly (January, April, July, October) day varies for morning deep cleaning (9:00 a.m.– 11:30 p.m./Noon)… Minimum Age: 18
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Summer B&B 4 Kids Program

Bread & Broth 4 Kids

St. Theresa Grace Hall, 1041 Lyons Ave, South Lake Tahoe.

For 9-10 weeks during the  school summer break, kid friendly food is provided to children up to the age of 18 on Wednesdays (begins one week after schools close in June though one week prior to the start of the school year in August.)

Individuals can sign up to volunteer any Wednesday if the volunteer roster has openings. This is the only Bread & Broth program where volunteers sign up on a weekly basis.

  • Pack food bags for distribution to local Child Care Center on Wednesdays (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.)… Minimum Age: 10
  • Handout food to children/families from St. Theresa Grace Hall Foyer on Wednesdays (10:30  a.m. – 1:00p.m.)… Minimum Age: 16

Found your volunteer calling? Here’s how to apply!

Please print and complete the Bread & Broth Volunteer Application form linked below.

If you do not have access to a printer, please contact Janet Blumberg at or pick up a printed application form from St. Theresa Church Office or St. Theresa Grace Hall (See addresses and hours below).

Form Download

Mail it to:

St. Theresa Bread & Broth
Attn: B&B Volunteer Coordinator
1041 Lyons Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

Or hand deliver to:

St. Theresa Church Office
1041 Lyons Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

Monday thru Friday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

St. Theresa Grace Hall
1041 Lyons Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

Mondays 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.