Faith communities begin CDT preparations
BLACKFOOT — Approximately 250 people worked moving corn from the field to freezer bags Saturday morning.
Members of three faith groups — the Blackfoot South and West stakes from the LDS Church, Emanuel Lutheran and Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist churches — prepared corn for use at the Community Dinner Table later this year.
"The Community Dinner Table is such a fantastic idea," said Craig Atwood, who trimmed corn from the cob at the Methodist church. "They need all the help they can get."
Community Dinner Table brings 14 faith groups together in support of the area's hungry. It begins its third year on Oct. 26 and will continue each Tuesday through March 29. Last year the groups served over 5,000 meals.