Category Archive: In the News

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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Nov 03 2016

Dinner is Served

The dinners have started again for the 2016-2017 season and both guests and volunteers are happy to see them back on the calendar.  Each Tuesday night, through the winter months, a dinner is served at the Methodist church in Blackfoot to the hungry and those that may just need a friend to talk to.  Numerous …

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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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Oct 23 2016

Day of the Corn – 2016

On Saturday morning, September 24th, volunteers young and old, turned out to support what is now known as the “day of the corn”!  This service project provides corn for both the community dinners that are held throughout the winter months each Tuesday evening and as supplemental food for those receiving help at the Blackfoot Food …

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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   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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Jul 17 2016

Great time at the Barbecue

Once again CDT invited the community to come together for a summer barbecue held at Courthouse Park.  The weather was perfect and a good time was had by all.  Doug Eddington and his band played music throughout the evening which provided a great backdrop to a warm summer evening.  Thanks goes to the young women …

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