Community Dinner Table, Inc., distributes Christmas boxes

Community Dinner Table, Inc., board members Chris Capson and Jackie Young helped replace the food that was distributed in the Christmas boxes on Wednesday at the Needlecraft Building. Dave Andriscoll helps to pile up potatoes for all people who received a Christmas box from the Community Dinner Table, Inc. on Wednesday at the Needlecraft Building. Diana Stoker is ready to hand out fresh produce at the Community Dinner Table, Inc., distribution of Christmas boxes on Wednesday in the Needlecraft Building. People could chose between a turkey, beef roast or chicken to complete their Christmas meal. Kathy McDaniel receives a turkey from Colton Woods at the Christmas box distribution on Wednesday in the Needlecraft Building.
By: 
LESLIE MIELKE
Staff Writer

Three hundred people received Christmas boxes on Wednesday in the Needlecraft Building; 50 more received their Christmas boxes at the Blackfoot Community Pantry. This distribution of food is sponsored by the faith community across the county and the Community Dinner Table, Inc.
People brought their own containers to pick up selected items. To start, people could select laundry soap and toilet paper. Canned items, produce, bakery goods, potatoes, milk and the choice of a turkey, beef roast or chicken.
Ronda Cheatham, who heads the Christmas box distribution, said, "Again this year, the sixth graders have outdone themselves." (The sixth graders gave more than 100 turkey for this distribution.)
She continued, "The community comes out to help each other; we are grateful for half decent weather. There is so much good help; wonderful volunteers. This is a great community."
Fifty to sixty volunteers were on hand to distribute the food goods.
To read the complete story, see it in the Thursday, Dec. 21, edition of the Morning News.

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