Category Archive: In the News

Oct 15 2019

CDT Board Members Honored

JRM Foundation (JRMfoundation.org) has been extremely active as a philanthropic force in Eastern Idaho and around the world. Each year 10 Idahoans are chosen as “Hometown Heroes” for their extraordinary service to their respective communities. In 2017, CDT Co-Fouinder, Lee Hammett was one of the 10. And, in 2019, long-time CDT Board member and Pantry …

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Oct 15 2019

Brightest Star

Elizabeth Fields, and original CDT Board Member and past Secretary Treasurer was honored in 2018 as one of the top three (3) Brightest Stars in Idaho. Elizabeth was chosen in the individual category, and is a most deserving honoree for her work in creating the process of serving hot meals to 6,000 people each winter …

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Jan 08 2019

NW Farm Credit is a Wonderful Community Partner

NW Farm Credit continues to be a strong supporter of the Community Dinner Table Mission. This year they helped with Christmas Food Distribution on December 20th. Seven individuals from their offices and their trustees gave 5 hours of their time to help get the food to members of their community who needed some assistance this …

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Jan 08 2019

Spudnik Equipment LLC, Christmas Food Donation

Spudnik Equipment Company LLC of Blackfoot, as part of their company annual Christmas donation drive, collected over 5200 lbs of food which was donated to the Blackfoot Community Pantry. On December 21, 2018, that food was brought into the pantry, along with an army of strong bodies to help unload it. What a boon to …

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Apr 11 2018

New Orleans Saints Josh Hill Supports Pantry

On April 9th, Josh Hill, former tight end on the Blackfoot State Championship football team of 2008-09, and currently starting tight end for the New Orleans Saints, signed autographs here in Blackfoot at the High School.  Hill just completed his 5th season with the Saints. Autograph seekers were to bring food for CDT so that …

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Feb 21 2018

Frozen Frisbee Fundraiser

The South Fork Disk Golf Club out of Idaho Falls selected Blackfoot to host their annual winter “Ice Bowl”.  In addition to having a great time playing disk golf, the club uses this event as a fundraiser for local charities.  This year Community Dinner Table (CDT) was selected to receive the canned goods that were …

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Jan 22 2018

Elizabeth Fields Recognized

Our very own Elizabeth Fields was nominated for and finished in the top three for Individual Brightest Star award in Boise on January 19th. She was surprised to make the final three, but we were not! She is pictured below with Lt. Gov. Brad Little. Volunteers across Idaho were honored at the Idaho Brightest Stars …

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Jan 22 2018

Christmas Food Boxes

Through the generous giving of many organizations and individuals, combined with the countless hours of volunteer time, the Community Dinner Table was able to once again organize and provide Christmas Food Boxes to those in need.  This benefits both the hungry and those who are having a hard time making ends meet, especially at this …

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Nov 06 2017

Runners Brave the Tater Trot!

On a blustery November morning runners and walkers of all ages braved the weather to support the 7th annual “Tater Trot”.   This event, started by Jon and Marlene Lyksett (see link here to 2013 race) has generated thousands of dollars over the years for helping the hungry in Blackfoot and Bingham County.  This year was …

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Oct 31 2017

Scouting for Food Drive 2017

The local Boy Scout organization performed a fantastic service again this year as they collected food for the hungry in our community.  Community members also showed great support as they left bags and boxes on doorsteps for the Scouts to collect.  The drive was held on Saturday, October 28th.  This year there were 27,204 food …

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