IMG_5859Securing food for everyone in need is a lofty goal. Giving seniors a place to socialize turns out to be equally lofty. And, when you stop to think about it, getting so many diverse faith groups and their friends to joyously work together seems pretty ambitious as well. But, these goals are actually being achieved by the Community Dinner Table. During our first  ten years of operation, every Tuesday night from the last Tuesday in October through the last Tuesday in March saw CDT place over 67,000 plates on the dinner tables at Jason Lee Memorial Methodist Church.  During the pandemic, we moved to take-out dinners for awhile, and then on February 8, 2022, resumed our sit-down dinners – this time at Blackfoot Christian Fellowship Church.  In the fall of 2022 we are able to once again resume our sit-down dinners at Jason Lee Memorial Methodist Church.

The “Dinners” have become the backbone of CDT’s operation, and led to the numerous community services CDT now manages. But the truth is this: to greet more than 6,500 people through 23 weeks for each of ten years is a real consistent way to help Blackfoot and Bingham County serve its citizens in need. CDT has found that need is difficult to define. Some come hungry for nutrition – others for interaction, and some for fun. Winter is simply a needy time, and CDT Tuesday Dinners fill that community need without federal or state funding. This ministry works because the community wants it to work. For information on donating money, food, or your service, click here, or, contact a Board member and express your desire to help.