Goodman Community Center | Thanksgiving Events
We will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 24-25, including fitness center, events and all programming. Our food pantry will be closed this week, Nov. 22-24.
Working Draft Halloween Bash // Oct. 28

Working Draft Beer Company are hosting their first annual Halloween Bash with Indeed Brewing. $1 from every pour at the event will be donated to our Thanksgiving Basket Drive, and you can also bring canned goods/non-perishable foods and monetary donations.

When: Friday, October 28, 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Where: Working Draft Beer Company, 1129 E Wilson St, Madison

UW Women's Volleyball Stuff the Field House // Oct. 29

Bring canned goods/non-perishable foods and monetary donations to the UW Women's Volleyball game against Minnesota and help us stuff the Field House with items for our Thanksgiving Basket Drive! Cash, online donations, Paypal, and food donations accepted at the entrance.

When: Saturday, October 29, 6:30pm

Where: UW Field House, 1450 Monroe St, Madison

Festival Foods Paper "Turkey" Sale // Oct. 30 - Nov. 13

Add a paper "turkey" to your grocery bill when you check out at the Madison and Verona Festival Foods stores. Your gift of $1 or $5 will directly support the purchase of groceries for our Thanksgiving Basket Drive, and a turkey with your handwritten name will hang by the registers at Festival.

When: Sunday, October 30 - Sunday, November 13

Where: Madison-area Festival Foods stores

Festival Foods Madison, 810 E. Washington Ave., Madison

Festival Foods Verona, 660 Hometown Cir., Verona

Food Fight Restaurant Group Fundraiser // Oct. 31 - Nov. 20

Add a donation benefitting our Thanksgiving Basket Drive to your dine-in check or online order from Monty's Blue Plate Diner, Bar Corallini and Tex Tubb's Taco Palace. Now that's a pretty good excuse to let someone else do the cooking!

When: Monday, October 31 - Sunday, November 20

Where: Atwood neighborhood Food Fight restaurants

Monty's Blue Plate Diner: 2089 Atwood Ave., Madison

Bar Corallini: 2004 Atwood Ave., Madison

Tex Tubb's Taco Palace: 2009 Atwood Ave., Madison

Players Sports Bar Fundraiser // Nov. 1 - Nov. 13

Bring canned goods/non-perishable foods and monetary donations to Players Sports Bar this November to support our Thanksgiving Basket Drive. Paypal, online donations and food donations all gladly accepted.

When: Tuesday, November 1 - Sunday, November 13

Where: Players Sports Bar, 2013 Winnebago St., Madison

UW Men's Ice Hockey Fundraiser // Nov. 12

Bring canned goods/non-perishable foods and monetary donations to the UW Men's Ice Hockey game against Long Island University and help us stuff the Kohl Center with items for our Thanksgiving Basket Drive! Cash, online donations, Paypal, and food donations accepted at the entrance.

When: Saturday, November 12, 7pm

Where: Kohl Center, 601 W Dayton St, Madison

Hy-Vee Food Drives // Nov. 12 & 13

Donate to our Thanksgiving Basket Drive while you shop! Purchase items from our grocery list during your regular shopping and leave them in a marked cart near the entrance, or leave your frozen turkey with your cashier. Hy-Vee will deliver them to us in time for Thanksgiving.

When:

  • Saturday, November 12, 10am - 2pm
  • Sunday, November 13, 10am - 2pm

Where: Hy-Vee East Washington, 3801 E. Washington Ave., Madison

UW Women's Basketball Fundraiser // Nov. 13

Bring canned goods/non-perishable foods and monetary donations to the UW Women's Basketball game against North Florida and help us stuff the Kohl Center with items for our Thanksgiving Basket Drive! Cash, online donations, Paypal, and food donations accepted at the entrance.

When: Sunday, November 13, 1pm

Where: Kohl Center, 601 W Dayton St, Madison

Cranksgiving sponsored by Black Saddle Bike Shop // Nov. 20

Part bike race, part food drive, part scavenger hunt, Cranksgiving benefits the GCC Thanksgiving Basket Drive. Riders will receive a manifest with scavenger hunt details that include what you need to pick up and where to get each item.

On the day of the event bring a bike, a bag, a lock and about $25 to $50 to buy food. Oh—and nobody is gonna be mad if you get more than what’s listed on your manifest. This is YOUR grocery-getting adventure. So stuff those panniers with stuffing, strap that turkey into your bike trailer, and grab all the green beans you can carry. Learn more here.

When: Sunday, November 20, 10am

Where: Start as a group at the Wisconsin State Capitol (optional)

Pick up your manifest at Black Saddle Bike Shop, 601 N. Sherman Ave., Madison

Drop off donations along the bike path at the Goodman Center.

Glass Nickel Pizza Fundraiser // Nov. 14-17

Add a donation to the Goodman Community Center's Thanksgiving Basket Drive when you order from Glass Nickel's east-side location. Order online or by phone. Gifts will be matched by Glass Nickel up to $1,000.

When: November 14-17, check restaurants for service hours.

Where: Glass Nickel Pizza East | 2916 Atwood Ave., Madison