2020 Thanksgiving Basket Drive
For the past 32 years, GCC’s Thanksgiving Basket Drive has been a tradition, with many long-serving staff, volunteers and their children returning year after year. It takes a village, that’s for certain. Back in June, GCC staff got together and started planning for the 2020 Thanksgiving Basket Drive. There was so much uncertainty, but one thing we were sure of: the demand this year would be greater than any other. So we set a lofty goal. 4,000 Thanksgiving Baskets.
We weren’t sure we were going to actually be able to achieve that goal, but we took a leap of faith in you, our kind and generous community.
And did you ever deliver!
We were blown away by the support – from local businesses, groups and individuals. You got it – you understood that this meal would be SO important, and there would be so many families who wouldn’t be able to afford everything it takes to make a Thanksgiving dinner. We were blown away by the support – from local businesses, groups and individuals. You got it – you understood that this meal would be SO important, and there would be so many families who wouldn’t be able to afford everything it takes to make a Thanksgiving dinner.
Thanks to your generosity, thousands of Dane County families went home with everything they need to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! We couldn't do this each year without you.
Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!
Each year, we can only achieve our goal because of organizations that pull together and contribute tremendous amounts of food, money and time to help us organize it all. Thank you to these sponsors for giving the gift of a holiday meal to families in our community.
Alliance Trailer, INC | Axley Brynelson, LLP | Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP | Clasen Quality Chocolate | CMI Management | Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin | Madison Investment Advisors | Messiah Lutheran Church | Sassy Cow Creamery | Stevens Construction | Willy Street Co-Op
Amtelco | ANAALA Salon & Spa | Complete Office of Wisconsin | Dane County Department of Human Services | Eastside Veterinary Clinic | Food Fight Restaurant Group | Gebhardt Development | Isthmus Eye Care | JP Cullen & Sons | Jenifer Street Market | Kirch Appliance Inc. | Pellitteri Waste Systems | Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ | RE Golden Produce Company | Scoops Pet Waste Management | Spectrum Brands | Stantec | SVA Certified Public Accountants SC | Temple Beth El | TTJ Packing | UW Credit Union | Wine & Hop Shop
The Goodman Community Center's Thanksgiving Basket Drive is very thankful for our partnership with Wisconsin Badgers and the UW's Red and White Hunger Fight. Wisconsin Athletics is proud to continue its strong tradition of fighting hunger in the community. Since its implementation twelve years ago, the Red and White Hunger Fight has represented the culmination of hundreds of individuals uniting to give back to the community. This year, the Red and White Hunger Fight has joined efforts with the Goodman Community Center to best serve the needs of our community and ensure that all families can enjoy a warm Thanksgiving meal.
Read more on the Badgers Give Back involvement with Goodman's Thanksgiving Basket program.
We are so thankful for community partners, businesses and organizations that host events to support our Thanksgiving Basket program. Check back next year to see what's cooking!
Volunteers contribute hundreds of hours annually to make our Thanksgiving Basket Drive a success. Below are some photos taken during our 2020 drive. A huge thanks to Beth Skogen Photography for donating her time and talent to capture these images.