My Echo Story: Bread & Broth |

My Echo Story: Bread & Broth

Diane Weidinger
Director of Bread and Broth

For the past 23 years, Bread & Broth has been feeding the hungry of South Lake Tahoe. The all-volunteer program provides more than 135 hot, well-balanced meals each week, at no charge to anyone who comes through its doors.

Since the programs’ conception, Bread and Broth has been recognized as a major factor in the social fabric of the local community, providing sustenance and a central gathering place for those in need as well as a spirit of goodwill for the program’s volunteers. Volunteers of all faiths and nationalities power Bread & Broth, and meals are served without regard to religion, race, age or financial situation.

Bread & Broth is grateful for the community support it receives: fresh produce; bread and desserts from local grocery stores; donations of canned goods and protein from the Food Bank of El Dorado County; financial contributions from individuals and families; as well as support through the Adopt-a-Day of Nourishment program.

One of the most loyal and dedicated sponsors of Adopt-a-Day has been Heavenly Mountain Resort and Vail Resorts. They have sponsored a monthly Adopt-a-Day for the past two years. “Their staff, everyone from lift operators to the company’s leadership, have donned the aprons and helped wherever needed,” said Diane Weidinger, Bread and Broth’s director. “They volunteer their time knowing the importance of this program and how it impacts the community in a positive way. We’re so grateful for their continued support.”

For more information on how you can help feed South Lake Tahoe, visit For details of the Adopt-a-Day of Nourishment program, contact Connie Blue (530) 544-4945 or

– Corporate sustainability has always been fundamental for Heavenly Mountain Resort and its parent company, Vail Resorts. Through Vail Resorts Echo, our sustainability program, we hope to connect our communities to our efforts – from on the ground conservation programs to grants for local schools. Aimed at both protecting the natural resources that surround the resorts and helping build stronger communities where our employees live and work, Vail Resorts Echo encompasses three core efforts: environmental stewardship, charitable giving and community engagement. Want to learn more about VR Echo? Go to

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