Category Archive: In the News

Nov 22 2017

Community Dinners are Back

The 2017-2018 weekly dinners are back with the first dinner having started in late October and then continuing through the winter months.  Different faith and community groups host the dinners each week at the Methodist church.  In the photos shown here the Blackfoot LDS Young Single Adult wards combined to prepare and serve a nice …

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Nov 06 2017

Runners Brave the Tator Trot!

On a blustery November morning runners and walkers of all ages braved the weather to support the 7th annual “Tator Trot”.   This event, started by Jon and Marlene Lyksett (see link here to 2013 race) has generated thousands of dollars over the years for helping the hungry in Blackfoot and Bingham County.  This year was …

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Sep 29 2017

Corn Day

Thanks to the generous donation of Richard Johnson, and with the help of a small army of local volunteers, over 5,000 ears of corn were prepared for the new season.  173 gallons of fresh, sweet corn was bagged and moved to the Blackfoot Food Pantry freezers for use throughout this coming dinner season.  This all …

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Jun 26 2017

Food Pantry Annual Yard Sale

Everyone is invited to come support the Blackfoot Community Food Pantry, Annual Yard Sale on Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the sale.   Here are the details:   Friday August 4th 8:00 am -4:00 pm Saturday August 5th 8:00 am -2:00 pm The sale …

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Jun 04 2017

2017 Annual Appreciation Dinner

The 2016-2017 weekly dinners concluded with the annual appreciation dinner that was held at the Methodist church on April 11th.  This dinner was organized and served by CDT board members, with assistance this year by family, friends and volunteers from the Blackfoot LDS Young Single Adult  Wards.  The dinner is offered as a way for …

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May 06 2017

Snake River Jr. High Victorious in 2nd Annual Food Feud

The second annual food feud to help support the Blackfoot Community Food Pantry was a huge success. We collected a total of 6,000 food items along with $1,300 in cash donations. Snake River Jr. High was able to knock off the defending champions Mountain View Middle School.  The two schools can be very proud of …

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Feb 24 2017

MVMS to Defend Title in 2nd Annual Food Feud

With nearly 2000 cans of food collected last year, the Mountain View Middle School (MVMS) claimed the title of Champions of the first ever Food Feud. This is a canned food drive to help stock the pantry shelves of the Community Dinner Table Food Pantry. This year they will square off against the Snake River …

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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 29 2016

Thanksgiving Dinner 2016

A wonderful turkey dinner was served to 205 guests by CDT leaders, their families, and other volunteers on a beautiful Thanksgiving Day.  The meal included sliced turkey, dressing, potatoes and gravy, rolls, cranberries, vegetables and pumpkin deserts.  Piano, violin and guitar music was provided as a background to the dinner.  A special thanks goes to …

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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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