Category Archive: In the News

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 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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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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May 27 2016

MVMS wins Food Feud

The first annual “Food Feud” was won by Blackfoot’s Mountain View Middle School (MVMS) in a competition with Blackfoot High School.  The winner  was announced at the Tommy Vaughn’s Marathon and More on Saturday, May 21st at Jensen’s Grove . The objective of the competition was to help fight hunger in Blackfoot and Bingham county, …

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May 22 2016

5th Tommy Vaughn’s Marathon and More

The fifth annual Tommy Vaughn’s Marathon and More was held on Saturday, May 21st against the backdrop of a wet spring morning.  Hardy runners were able to participate in a full marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K or kids fun run.  They all seemed to enjoy the chance to be part of this community event, in spite …

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May 22 2016

Community Garden Spring Cleanup

Each year the garden keeps improving and this year was no exception.  The cleanup went quickly and many of those with plots had already prepared and planted. To help prepare the garden for the season members of the Blackfoot LDS Young Single Adult wards met on Saturday, April 30th with shovels, rakes, rototillers, and enthusiasm …

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May 08 2016

2016 Appreciation Dinner

On April 12th board members hosted the Community Dinner Table’s annual appreciation dinner.  This provided an opportunity to thank all those who supported CDT through the previous year and give them the chance to sit back and enjoy a terrific meal themselves. Those attending were treated to “chicken in a barrel”, prepared by Ron Thompson …

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Jan 15 2016

50,000th Meal Served!

On Tuesday night, January 12th, Community Dinner Table served its 50,000th meal.  The lucky patron was James Howard who had traveled to Blackfoot to take his young ward Jason Denlinger to the dinner.  James comes from Idaho Falls to help Jason with the social growth and interaction that he finds each week at the dinners.  …

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