Thanksgiving Baskets

Thanksgiving. Thousands of reasons to be grateful!

Elmside School wheels in donations

For the many years, the Goodman Community Center, with your help, has provided groceries to 2,500 families across Dane County so they, too, can make a traditional Thanksgiving meal to share with their families. We can only do this because every year people like you >> families, businesses and organizations from throughout our community >> have pulled out the stops and contributed tremendous amounts of food, money to buy food, and precious time to help us organize it all. Thank you. It's a year when many families will appreciate the gift of a warm holiday meal.

Food drives are hugely appreciated

We are greatly in need or canned goods for a Thanksgiving Basket Drive! If you are interested in organizing a food drive, please contact Jon Lica at or 204-8049.

Thanksgiving Basket Distribution

How will I know if I am receiving a Thanksgiving basket?

All Dane County families registered with complete information will receive a letter from the Goodman Community Center notifying them of the date and time to pick up their Thanksgiving basket. These letters will be send out the first week in November. The front desk at the Center will also have a list of everyone who is scheduled to pick up a basket. Please make sure to arrive during your scheduled date and time to ensure a smooth delivery system. Last year, we distributed baskets using a great drive-thru method and we were able to serve almost 100 families every hour.

Do you have more questions about how the Thanksgiving Program works?

For more information, call our main line at 241-1574.