Category Archive: Community Food Pantry

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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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 200-230 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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Mar 14 2015

Christmas Tree Fantasy Presents Check

Mary Ann Johnson, Chairman of the Blackfoot Christmas Tree Fantasy hands a check for $5,500 to Ronda Cheatham, Food Pantry Coordinator as CDT Board Members Sheila VanOrden, Christian Utley and Lee Hammett take it all in. This is the largest single contribution Christmas Tree Fantasy has ever made to CDT. But, one would be remiss …

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Oct 14 2014

Alsco Presents Check for Food Pantry

At a well attended gathering, representatives from Alsco Inc. presented Community Dinner Table board members with a check for $25,000 to be used to create the new Community Food Pantry.  This grant was part of Alsco’s celebration of 125 years of being in business.  Only a handful of grants were awarded across the nation and …

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Sep 19 2014

New Pantry Construction Started!

Work has started on the new Food Pantry!  With the generous donations from Alsco (look for an upcoming post after the October 13th check presentation) Basic American Foods, the CHC Foundation, and many others we are now able to start construction of the new building that will house the pantry operations.  We also recognize the …

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Mar 07 2013

Community Food Pantry

The Community Food Pantry is now working with the the Bingham County Senior Center and the Idaho Food Bank.  Food distribution is every Thursday from 3:00  to 6:00 PM at the Senior Center at 20 East Pacific Street in Blackfoot. Recipients are allowed two visits per month for food. Go to the Pantry page for more …

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