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November 16, 2016 | Posted by Michelle

The Goodman Community Center has been collecting and putting together Thanksgiving Baskets for the past 28 years.  This food drive is a tradition that has helped feed hungry families/residents in the Dane County.  This year they’re filling 3,500 Thanksgiving Baskets and there are another 500 on the wait list.

This year, Prime Urban Properties put a bin at each property hoping to help contribute to this great cause. We’re amazed and so thankful to the all the generosity of all who has donated food thus far.  There were some days the bins were overflowing!

The Goodman Community Center Turkey came to see the bounty we have for Madison families this year!! There are still 500 families on a waiting list, so keep the donations coming!! Together we can help everyone have a happy Thanksgiving!!! Feel free to stop at our main office during office hours to drop off food. They urgently need donations of food or money to buy food in bulk. There is still time to for you to give back. 

Thanksgiving grocery countdown!

Below a current list of what’s needed to fill 3,500 Thanksgiving Baskets for Dane County residents:

Updated Nov. 8 at 10 a.m.

  • 3,080 Frozen Turkeys*
  • 5,980 Vegetables (cans)
  • 5,980 Fruit (cans)
  • 2,540 Mac & Cheese (boxes)
  • 2,600 Gravy (jars)
  • 2,900 Cranberry sauce (cans)
  • 2,480 Broth, any kind (cans)
  • 3,250 Stuffing (boxes)
  • 3,250 Aluminum roaster pans

Delivering the food from your food drive

The GCC can receive donations at any time, but if you’re delivering a large quantity of food from a food drive, it helps if you can deliver it directly to their gym so they have to move it again.

The gym will be open for donation drop-offs Wednesday, November 16th through Monday, November 21st (the earlier, the better)

  • Wednesday, Nov. 16 >> 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 17 >> 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 18 >> 1 p.m. -10 p.m.
  • Saturday-Monday, Nov. 19 -21 >> 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Donate money

Your gift of money help them to buy the fresh foods that are included with each family’s Thanksgiving groceries, including frozen turkeys, potatoes, celery, onions, carrots, eggs, milk, butter and rolls. It also allows them to buy items in bulk at a lower cost. To donate to the Thanksgiving Basket Drive, visit their donation page and note “Thanksgiving Baskets” in the giving preferences line.

http://www.goodmancenter.org/events/thanksgiving-baskets

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