Moose Lodge distributes food for Christmas dinner |

Moose Lodge distributes food for Christmas dinner

Tribune staff report
Moose Lodge Administrator Barry Keil and his wife Angie Keil hand Vivian Bridges a ham and a decorated box filled with food at the South Lake Tahoe Moose Lodge Sunday afternoon.
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The South Lake Tahoe Moose Lodge distributed boxes full of food last weekend to 40 families in need.

The annual food drive started four years ago with the selection of 15 families, but has now grown to 40 this Christmas season.

Administrative staff at Tahoe Valley Elementary School selected this year’s recipients, and students decorate the food boxes with bright seasonal messages, according to an announcement.

Lodge members filled the boxes with food and other needed items on Dec. 19, to give them to selected families Dec. 20 and 21. Items in the boxes provide the families with a full Christmas dinner, as well as other food items to get them through the holidays.

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe provided a big boost to the food drive with a donation of 40 hams. Other donations have come from lodge members, community members and businesses.

For more information on the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1632 or the women’s branch, Women of the Moose Chapter No. 408, contact administrator Dr. Barry Keil at or call (530) 541-1632 between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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