Nov 30 2019

2019 Tater Trot

We would like to thank our running community, our volunteers and our corporate sponsors for this year’s Tater Trot. We had 115 runners registered for this year’s event, the weather cooperated and overall it was a great success.  Despite morning temperatures starting out in teens, the event went off without a hitch.  Roughly 20 Volunteers braved the cold to help runners get started and fed for the annual event Runners were treated to a baked potato served by the CDT and were entered to win a variety of prizes donated by our generous sponsors.

The event netted a $3,500 donation to the CDT for the Christmas box project. This was $500 above last year’s results. The food boxes provide a full Christmas dinner to families in Bingham County. For information on this project, please contact the Blackfoot Community Food Pantry.

Below is a list of our corporate supporters who helped make this year’s event a success:

Liberty Gold Potatoes

Dr. Paul Hansen Family Dental Center


Idaho Central Credit Union

Vector Timing

Rupes Burgers

Bingham County Chiropractic

City of Blackfoot

Homestead Restaurant


Next year’s run is scheduled For Saturday November 7th, 2020

2019 Tater Trot

2019 Tater Trot

2019 Tater Trot

2019 Tater Trot

Oct 15 2019

CDT Board Members Honored

JRM Foundation ( 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 Director , Ronda Cheatham was chosen as a Hero. It is exciting to see two of our own given such honor! Congratulations Lee and Ronda! And what a magnificent Board of Directors we have! They all deserve to be honored as Heroes!

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 holiday season. Their “100% Committed” motto was very evident as they served throughout the day. At the end of the day they presented CDT with a gift of $2400. NW Farm Credit is a wonderful community partner.
Thanks so much.

Bill Wissert, Ray Matsuura, Derek Walker, Garth VanOrden, Ronda Cheatham, Lisa White, Chad Stibal and Tony Norton

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 our stores! The month of December is crucial to keeping up with the winter demands. More people need help in the winter when gardens are no longer an option. That need is met by the generosity shown throughout the year, but in even greater amounts during the Christmas season. Our heartfelt thanks to the people of Spudnik Equipment!

Sep 10 2018

Take A Look At Our New Awnings

We are proud to show off our newly donated awnings.

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 they could have a chance at winning a Josh Hill Saint’s jersey.  Jackie Young and Lee Hammett represented CDT at the event. It was estimated that close to 1,000 lbs. of food was donated.

Josh’s Mother, Jane Hill works for 1st American Title, and is very familiar with the Blackfoot Community Pantry, as she and the 1st American Title crew supplied Pantry clients with pet food once a month for nearly a year.  The food will be delivered to the Pantry on Friday, April 13th.

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 donated by club members.  This is their way to thank and give back to the communities in the area.

The event, led by Shawn Cafferty and Dave Oakley, saw 51 participants come to Blackfoot with most of a trailer being filled with the food donations.  All items were taken to the Food Pantry to be used in the weekly food distribution. It turned out to be a predictably cool day, but everyone seemed to have a great time.  No doubt, those attending were looking forward to the blue skies and green grass of summer.

CDT wants to recognize and give a big thanks to the South Fork Disk Golf Club for their generosity and thinking of us here in Blackfoot and Bingham County.  We are eager to have them come back and enjoy the course in July!


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 award ceremony held in Boise. “Serve Idaho”, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, handed out awards in seven categories to honor Idahoans who volunteered in 2017.  Awardees were nominated by Idahoans throughout the state, a Serve Idaho panel reviewed candidates, and Lt. Gov. Brad Little made the final selections. The award categories for outstanding volunteer service are individual, business, student, senior citizen, teacher/professor, nonprofit/civic organization and veteran.

This is a great honor, and we at CDT know very few in this world more deserving than Elizabeth!  We congratulate her on receiving this recognition.

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 time of year.  This year over 350 boxes of food were given out to members of the community.  The boxes typically contain a turkey, fruit, canned items, breads, potatoes, and other boxed goods.  They provide a family a little over 4 meals.

One of the yearly highlights is the fundraising held by the Blackfoot 6th Grade students.  This year was the best ever with 150 turkeys donated and over $4,700 in cash given to help pay for food items.

As always, the CDT board wants to thank all those who donated goods, money, or hours to help support our community!



Dec 20 2017

Christmas Dinner

The Blackfoot Stake hosted the “pre” Christmas dinner on December 19th prior to the Christmas holiday.  As with all the dinners, this turned out to be a great evening with 416 served.  The meal included delicious roast beef, potatoes and gravy, corn, a roll and a glazed donut for desert.

The kids had a special treat as Santa and Mrs. Claus came to visit at the dinner.  Each child had a picture taken with Santa and was given a stocking with fruit, candy and a toy. 134 children were able to meet with Santa.  Tables were laid out with hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for both adults and children.  This was in addition to the coats that were available as well.  Truly no one left hungry or cold on this winter night.

We are continually in awe at the generosity of the good people within this community.  We appreciate all the service provided and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!




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