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Thanksgiving Basket Drive

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2022 Thanksgiving Basket Drive

For the past 34 years, our 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.

This year, we registered more than 4,000 families for a Thanksgiving Basket filled with all the groceries needed for a traditional holiday meal — that’s more than 25,000 Dane County residents (including 10,000 children!). These families were counting on us and YOU, and boy did you deliver! From frozen turkeys to monetary donations, drop-offs of gravy when we were down to our last few jars, you turned out for our neighbors, and we're so grateful for that.

Thanks to our partners:

    A Look at Distribution Weekend

    We depend on community members to make this epic effort happen, including hundreds of volunteers. Here's a look at the people who work so hard to make Thanksgiving a success. Thank you to everyone in our community for your support!

    “I am a working mom of three. With bills and the cost to run a household, my children and I depend on food pantries. This program allows me to provide a nice Thanksgiving meal for my family. Thank you all so much for your kindness and donations.”


    We are so thankful for community partners, businesses and organizations that host events to support our Thanksgiving Basket program.

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    Red & White Hunger Fight

    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.

    Read more about our partnership

    For more information about our Thanksgiving Basket Drive contact:

    Francesca Frisque

    Food Pantry Manager
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    Thank you to our 2022 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.

    If your business or organization is interested in sponsoring our 2023 Thanksgiving Basket Drive, it's not too late! Contact Meghan Johnson, Corporate Giving and Events Manager, at or 608-204-8033.

    Amtelco | CMI Management | Festival Foods | Food Fight Restaurant Group | Gebhardt Development | Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin | Kwik Trip | Martin Glass Company | Messiah Lutheran Church | Nutkrack | Old National Bank | Progress Software | St. Bernard Catholic Church | Stevens Construction Corp. | Sweet Orchard Outreach Ministries

    ANAALA Salon & Spa | Assumption Greek Orthodox Church – Ladies Philoptochos | Baer Insurance Services | Brilliance Salon Enterprises, Inc. | City of Madison 6000 | Eastside Veterinary Clinic | Gunderson Funeral Home | Isthmus Eye Care | Josh Erickson Agency LLC – American Family Insurance | Kirch Appliance Inc | Kunkler Business Services | Madison Mallards Baseball | Maurer’s Urban Market | New Leaf Coaching & Consulting | Pellitteri Waste Systems | Plymouth Congregational UCC | SASY Neighborhood Association | Skelton Properties | TTJ Packing Co | VFW Post 8483 | Weichert Realtors – Lakepoint | Wine & Hop Shop | Women of St. Bernard | Woodman's Market Madison East | Working Draft Beer Company