Bread & Broth 4 Kids Summer Program begins this month |

Bread & Broth 4 Kids Summer Program begins this month

Submitted to the Tribune

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The St. Theresa Bread & Broth 4 Kids Summer Program begins June 29 and will continue every Wednesday through Aug. 24.   

Free food will be distributed weekly to children to ensure that every child has access to nutritious meals and snacks during the summer break from school. Children who have access to the free or reduced lunch program during the school year often have limited food resources during the summer, and the B&B Summer Program hopes to meet that need.   

Food will be distributed at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Grace Hall each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Any child up to the age of 18 can come alone or with a parent or legal guardian to pick up free, nutritious kid-friendly food.  

The food items will include but not be limited to fresh fruit, cereals, canned meat, protein-rich breakfast bars, single serving dinner entrees, and nutritious snacks. In addition, each child will receive a surprise snack, anything from cookies to ice cream, to enjoy on site.  

As Christy Slocum, co-chairperson of the B&B 4 Kids program said, “I especially love our Summer Program because as the kids stop by, we get to meet them and their families face to face, interact with them, and watch them happily fill their food bags with the things they like to eat.” 

In addition, food bags will be delivered to the following child care centers and community organizations: Boys and Girls Club, Catalyst Kids, LTCC Day Care, Catalyst Community, Step by Step and Live Violence Free.   

The B&B 4 Kids Summer Program first began in 2017 with a very generous donation by former Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz and his wife Elana Amsterdam. This donation, along with the contributions of the local community, continue to sustain the program. Prior to the pandemic, over 2,000 bags were distributed each summer; the B&B 4 Kids team expects similar numbers this year.  

Source: Bread & Broth

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