Volunteers Needed for 12th Annual Charleston Basket Brigade

The Charleston Basket Brigade (CBB), a nonprofit committed to bringing the community together to provide Thanksgiving meals to local families in need, is gearing up for its 12th annual event. This year, the brigade continues their mission to raise $105,000 in order to provide 3,500 families across the Charleston Tr-County area with Thanksgiving meals.

The brigade invites community members to volunteer with box assembly, meal assembly, and meal delivery which all takes place at the Charleston Area Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C (5000 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, 29418).

    • Needed on Monday, November 25th from 1 pm – 5 pm
    • Help unload the food off of the trucks, set up the assembly lines, and assemble the 3,500 meal boxes needed
    • Needed on Tuesday, November 26th from 7 am – 10 am
      • Jump into line and help assemble meals in boxes and load them in cars for delivery. Meal assembly moves fast, so please arrive as early as you can! Stay after to help breakdown and clean up.
    • Needed on Tuesday, November 26th from 8 am – 11 am
      • Help deliver meals to family homes, schools, churches and more. Once you check in, we will provide you with a pre-mapped delivery route and all of the information you need for each stop.

It only takes $30 to feed a family of six and 100% of donations raised are utilized to purchase food. Each box is filled with all of the ingredients necessary to cook an entire Thanksgiving meal – a 10-12 lb. turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, fresh rolls, and a pumpkin pie. Also, inside the box is an anonymous letter that reads: “This comes to you from someone who cares about you. All we ask is that you take care of yourself well enough to be able to do this for someone else one day.

What started in 2008 to feed 75 families, the CBB has raised a total of $850,000 which has served approximately 28,500 local families with Thanksgiving meals over the past 11 years.

The CBB is a 501-(c)(3) nonprofit. Individual and corporate donations are tax deductible and can be made online at http://charlestonbasketbrigade.com/. All major credit cards are accepted and 100% of donations go towards buying food.

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