Community Dinner Table Inc.
The nature of Bingham County and the economic turmoil we are facing have provided a “perfect storm” of need. Our calling is to ride out that storm by offering a hot meal every Tuesday night at Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church (JLMUMC). We are an organization comprised of 22 different faith and “friend” organizations in Bingham County. The goal of CDT is to feed individuals and families who are having problems putting food on their tables. The “faith teamwork” is truly a wonderful residual outcome that benefits the community.
Since its inception in 2008, the Community Dinner Table, Inc. (CDT) has, through God’s grace, become a force for stewardship in Bingham County. Our mission is “to reduce hunger in Bingham County.” CDT is a a 501(c)3 organization.
During our first nine years of operation:
- We served more than 60,000 meals
- Christmas Baskets fed nearly 350 families each Christmas season – a total of another 2,800 meals each year.
- Our Community Garden provided a way for those who have been receiving meals to grow their own food – completing the stewardship circle.
- The Food Pantry served an average of 7,550 lbs. of food to 150 families each month.
And these numbers have only increased as we’ve continued with our mission to serve the hungry here in our own back yard.