Category Archive: Christmas Food Boxes

Dec 27 2016

350 Christmas Food Boxes Shared

The spirit of Christmas was shared by a generous community this year.  On December 21st numerous volunteers came together to distribute 310 food boxes at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds with another 40 boxes provided to families at the Blackfoot Food Pantry.  Months of hard work and preparations had gone into making this year another …

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Nov 06 2016

It’s a Tater Trot!

On November 5th runners and walkers arose to a crisp and sunny Saturday morning; a perfect day for the annual “Tater Trot”.  The event is held each November to help earn money for the Christmas food boxes sponsored by the Community Dinner Table.  This year saw a great turnout for the race and $2,000 was …

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Oct 23 2016

Scouting for Food Drive

The Blackfoot Community Food Pantry along with SouthEastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) received thousands of canned and dry goods on Saturday, October 15th.  Boy Scouts from the area went to the doors of homes throughout the community picking up food items that families had left on their doorsteps. The food was then consolidated in …

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Sep 30 2016

EIRMC food donations – you can help

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) is celebrating their 30 year anniversary and to that end, they have launched a website with a historical look-back at www.eirmc30years.com.   As part of their anniversary, they are giving back to the communities that have supported them by collecting 30,000 canned goods to donate to eleven food banks in their …

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Dec 26 2015

Christmas Food Boxes

On Tuesday, December 22nd the Christmas spirit was shared with hundreds of families in our community.  Over 350 boxes, each filled with a turkey or ham and enough food for about 4 meals, were given out from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the quilting building at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds (EISF). It was …

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Nov 08 2015

Beautiful Day for the Tator Trot!

Runners and walkers of all ages enjoyed a crisp and clear fall morning while participating in the 2015 Tator Trot.  This annual event provides funding for the food boxes that are prepared for the needy in the community prior to the Christmas holiday. This year $1,500 was given to CDT to be used to make …

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Jan 02 2015

Christmas Food Boxes

Food boxes were provided to 319 families this year, thanks in great part to the many volunteers that both organized and served, and to the generous gifts from commercial organizations, schools and individuals contributors.  This certainly helped many families have a bright holiday knowing that there would be food on the table.  The boxes included …

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Dec 30 2013

Christmas Food Boxes

Approximately 315 families had their Christmas brightened with food boxes sufficient to feed a family of four 3 to 4 meals.  On the high end, this would be over 5,000 meals provided to families in the community.  The food for the boxes was prepared on Thursday, December 19th and given out on Friday, the 20th.  …

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Nov 16 2013

Terrific Tator Trot

The 2013 Tator Trot, held on Saturday, November 9th, turned out to be a great success.  The weather was beautiful and the participants had a fun time running the course. In addition to being a great civic event, the Tator Trot is used as a fundraiser for the Christmas food boxes.  The race was the brainchild of Jon …

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