Addressing a vital part of the Community Dinner Table mission, the Food Pantry feeds the hungry in Blackfoot and Bingham County. The Pantry provides weekly distribution of foods in association with the Idaho Food Bank
Who: Those who are struggling to put food on the table
Where: Food Pantry building at 245 W Sexton (between Ash and Maple) in Blackfoot
When: Wednesdays from 3:00 to 6:00 PM
Guidelines: One food box per household
How can I help? We are always needing food and monetary donations to stay ahead of demand. We are also looking for solid and committed volunteeers to help. If you would be willing to give a few hours of your time, or can contribute in some other way, please click the CONTRIBUTE button below.
What’s for dinner, you ask? Not an uncommon question asked in most households, is it? The most difficult part of the answer should be “what to make” not “is there anything” to make. How difficult it must be for any parent to tell the family that there isn’t much to eat – or even that there’s nothing to fix. It is our goal at Community Dinner Table, Inc. to provide food resources for families and individuals who are struggling with putting food on the dinner table. That’s why we partnered with the Idaho Food Bank to provide a weekly food pantry in Blackfoot. It is incredible to think that the Blackfoot Community Pantry distributes more than 300,000 pounds of food from its Blackfoot location, 245 W. Sexton St. in Blackfoot.
It is incredibly sad to have a client appear with tears in their eyes because they don’t want to be there – in reality, an admission that they are finding it difficult to put food on the dinner table. Yes, a fulfilling community service indeed – and so necessary!
But there’s more, as we have found a silver lining, even within this difficult and challenging task. – It is the people who are there each week volunteering. These people, many recipients themselves, serve others in their community and enjoy the friendships they develop along the way. It is wonderful to watch those we serve, serving others. This is a fantastic way to “complete the stewardship circle.” Community Dinner Table, Inc. is driven totally through volunteers and donations – see information below to help us in our mission.
There has been plenty of information about the pantry generated over the years. Click on the button to see details of current and past activities and happenings!
Thanks to generous donations of funds, skills, time and resources CDT was able to build the pantry. Click the link below to see the construction of the building.