Goodman Community Center | Ways You Can Help

We can't do it without YOU! Each year our community turns out with volunteer hours, food donations and monetary gifts to help us collect and distribute everything needed to make a Thanksgiving meal at home. Read on for all the ways you can help.

1. Make a financial gift

Your monetary donation helps us provide fresh foods in each basket. We purchase fresh groceries like veggies, milk, butter, eggs and pumpkin pie, and we’ll purchase items to fill in any gaps, including turkeys.

If we receive gifts that exceed the need for Thanksgiving, they will go toward general support of Goodman, ensuring we can continue to strengthen lives and secure futures in our community.

2. Donate Food

We rely on your food donations to meet our goals. Donations can be dropped off in the Goodman Community Center’s gym, during the following times:

  • Monday - Tuesday, Nov. 15-16, 11am-3pm
  • Wednesday - Friday, Nov. 17-19, 11am-7pm
  • Saturday - Monday, Nov. 20 - 22, 9am-5pm

3. Host a Food Drive

Food drives are a HUGE help. Could you host one at your workplace, faith community, club or neighborhood? Our food drive kit has posters and shopping lists, as well as a handy tips sheet.

Click here for our food drive kit, where you'll find everything you need to host an in-person food drive.

Need more info about hosting an in-person food drive? Contact Francesca Frisque at francesca@goodmancenter.org or 608-204-8049.

4. Host a Virtual Food Drive

We understand a lot of people are still working remotely or not able to gather up food. A virtual food drive fundraiser (collecting donations instead of food) is a great, no-contact way to help us meet our goal. We’ve created a complete kit with everything you need to spread the word about your virtual food drive to your family, friends and coworkers, including a handy tips sheet that will answer any questions you may have.

Click here for our virtual food drive kit, where you'll find everything you need to spread the word about your food drive virtually.

Are you active on Facebook? Start a Facebook Fundraiser here!

5. Give Your Time

It takes a lot of volunteers to make Thanksgiving Baskets a success – we'd love to have you join us. Volunteers are needed for numerous tasks to ensure we can fill every basket. We’ll be following strict screening, distancing and cleaning procedures to ensure this is a safe experience.

6. Talk Turkey!

Help us spread the word about our Thanksgiving Basket Drive by sharing information with your family, friends and coworkers. We’ve created a handy kit with everything you need to let your network know about this great community effort.

For more information about how you can help contact:

Francesca Frisque

Food Pantry Manager
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Amie Hoag

Director of Communications & Annual Giving
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