Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge 2670 is looking for community support to help provide emergency food to Live Violence Free.
For the past six months, the lodge has assisted Live Violence Free, formerly South Lake Tahoe Women's Center, using a $6,000 grant from the Elks National Foundation, which is part of the Elks Grand Lodge.
During the first six months of the grant, the Elks provided preparation of 50 snack lunches every two weeks for the needy; purchase of food items for stocking the LVF emergency food pantry from Grocery Outlet, which also contributed food; purchase of 84 meal vouchers from Denny's, which also contributed vouchers; and working with LVF advocates to identify and provide children in need with Easter Baskets. Live Violence Free assisted nearly 350 community members with emergency meals in the last six months. The Elks also donated nearly 100 volunteer hours and many miles of car travel.
So far, nearly $3,000 of the Elks National Foundation Impact Grant has been spent. The Elks will continue providing what it can, as well as Thanksgiving meals and Christmas meals and gifts for needy children.
The community is requested to help with these emergency food efforts and should contact Live Violence Free at 530-544-2118.