GCC marks another record year for Thanksgiving Basket program

Every year in November, Goodman Community Center (GCC) hosts its Thanksgiving Basket Drive, where it collects donations to provide thousands of Dane County families with everything they need to make a Thanksgiving meal at home. This year, registrations on Oct. 18 — the first day of registrations— topped more than 2,400 families, up nearly 200 more registrants than the same time last year. The goal for this year’s program is to serve 4,000 families. Registration runs through Oct. 29, or until the program reaches capacity. As in previous years, the Goodman Center has partnered with Madison Metropolitan School District social workers to identify families in the highest need and ensure they get registered for a basket. GCC is seeking registration and donations on its website.