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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 Pantry.

img_2754cOn this brisk fall morning thousands of ears of corn were generously donated by Richard Johnson of Grove City Gardens.  Richard provided the equipment to harvest the corn and volunteers then husked, cleaned and transported it to the Methodist Church in Blackfoot.  Youth groups from local churches helped with this task as they have done in all previous years.  A new crew took the corn and blanched it, after which teams removed the kernels from the cobs.  The corn was then packaged and stored in the freezers at the Blackfoot Food Pantry for use throughout the year.

A special thanks goes out each year to the Johnsons for their generous donation and support of CDT and the community.  They have been providing corn for use at CDT since the first corn day seven years ago.  A big thanks also goes to all the volunteers that donated their time, tools, cookers and trucks to help harvest, prepare, and process the corn.  The fruits of their labor will be enjoyed by many through the coming winter months!

A few pictures of the activity are shown below.

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