While Thanksgiving is a once-a-year event, our Board and Committee work year-round to plan, fund-raise, coordinate and get everything ready for a smooth event. With 2,000 families fed in 2019, we decided that 2020 families for 2020 had a great ring to it. When the Pandemic began in early 2020, we truly worried that donations and philanthropy would be a casualty of budget cuts
NBC 5 talks about Robert Adam Swiderski running 10 Marathons in 10 Days to raise awareness, hope and support for Basket Brigade. Way to go Bobby!!!! Watch the video here: October 23, 2020
Join us as we Deliver Thanksgiving to local area families-in-need!!!2020 will look different, just like it does with virtually every 2020 event. The need is even GREATER this year with Covid than it has ever been, so we’re gonna keep smiling, and keep delivering meals for Thanksgiving, however that has to look. This year, in partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank and the
Holy Cow!!! Remember last year, when Robert Swiderski ran 204 miles to raise awareness and funds for Basket Brigade?? Well, now he’s looking to run 10 Marathons in 10 Days!!! You can run WITH him for a full marathon, or just a mile, or a block. You can see all of his starting points on our Facebook Page here.
Yes, there WILL BE a Basket Brigade this year, the need is greater than ever! It will, of course, look different, and may be changing right up until delivery day. This year, assuming we are in Illinois Phase 4, we cannot have more than 50 people safely gathered in one location, so we are looking at ways to maximize the DELIVERY experience and volunteers