Gay Jeffery gives Michael Sullenger (right) a prize for receiving the 25,000th plate served at the Community Dinner Table.
Community Dinner Table serves up it's 25,000 plate-
When the Community Dinner Table opened it's doors for free meals to the needy through the winter season 4 years ago, it did not anticipate the kind of growth that would occur each passing year. The Dinner Table awarded young Michael Sullenger in being it's 25,000 plate served.
Della Bernstrom has been coming since the program began bringing her grandchildren and children. The Dinner Table gives her a break from the monotony of the week. Bernstrom states, "It's a meal I don't have to cook." Juan Pactleco is new to the program but enjoys the atmosphere. "It's a chance to meet new people. When you walk in you are received with open arms." States Pactleco.
The Community Dinner Table has been a way for the community to grow together. There are opportunities for service and an opportunity to be served. Differing religions, differing social status', differing opinions all come together one night a week to join as a community for the Dinner Table. Mahatma Gandi said, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself is in the service of others." The Community Dinner Table brings the best out in those in Bingham County.