Category Archive: Community Food Pantry

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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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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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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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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Jan 08 2016

A Week at the Pantry

Every Wednesday afternoon approximately 200 families are welcomed by friendly faces to the Blackfoot Community Food Pantry.  For some, the pantry provides essential meals that the family would struggle to find elsewhere.  For others, it helps offset the monthly food budget so that necessary bills can be paid.  To provide this service to those in …

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Sep 24 2015

Day of the Corn

Friends of CDT completed another successful project on Saturday, September 19th in what is affectionately called the “day of the corn”.  On this beautiful fall morning between 4,000 and 5,000 ears of corn were generously donated by Richard Johnson of Grove City Gardens.  Richard provides the equipment to harvest the corn and volunteers then husk, …

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