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UPDATE: Families picking up Thanksgiving baskets at Goodman

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Families started picking up their thanksgiving dinner baskets Saturday at Goodman Community Center in Madison.

The center says more than 2,000 families have contacted them this year to ask for assistance in providing a full Thanksgiving meal.

"We've had families so grateful that they just cried," said Kathy Utley, the Thanksgiving basket coordinator at Goodman. "We had one woman who as she's leaving rolled her window down and yelled out to the volunteers 'Thank you so much. I didn't have anything for thanksgiving and now I do!'"

Goodman Community Center will accept donations of turkeys and non-perishable foods through Monday, in efforts to put together as many baskets as possible and meet the need this holiday.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Goodman Community Center in Madison is helping neighbors put Thanksgiving dinner on the table.

Volunteers unloaded supplies Friday in order to prepare dinner baskets for 2,000 low-income families. The baskets include the traditional Thanksgiving fixings. Donations came from local businesses, schools and community members.

The center will begin handing out the baskets Saturday.

The Goodman Center says it still needs more donations, which it is accepting through Monday, November 19.  As of Friday night, Goodman needs the following:

  • Fruit                                        2,000 cans
  • Pumpkin pie mix                     600 cans         
  • Evaporated milk                     1,000 cans
  • Gravy                                     1,100 jars
  • Cranberry sauce                    1,000 cans
  • Jiffy Pie crust mix                  1,000 boxes
  • Pie tins, aluminum                  500
  • Roasting pans, aluminum       1,000

The center is also accepting financial contributions. You can give online by clicking here or by mailing a check to the Goodman Community Center at 149 Waubesa St., Madison, WI 53704.

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