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. Both were delighted to be recognized and James especially appreciated the gifts that were presented.
The dinner was hosted by the Christ’s Cowboy Country Church and a delicious meal of sloppy Joe’s, coleslaw, salad and drinks were served to 265 souls. For dessert, a wide selection of pies were offered to hungry guests! The highlight of the night was the entertainment provided by the Country Connection band which presented an energetic and fun selection of gospel songs.
Along with the meal, 49 children joined in at the Kid’s Korner ™ making colorful paper flower pots with a little flower “popping out”, giving some hope for spring to come soon.
While special recognition was given out on Tuesday night, we are pleased to offer dinners every Tuesday night through the cold winter months. We thank those from the Christ’s Cowboy Country Church and from all the faith groups and community organizations that have been part of the CDT mission to offer food to the hungry and a friendly place to come, relax and enjoy each others company. Thank you to the amazing generosity of this community for helping us reach this important milestone!