Basket Brigade

Helping those in need to enjoy the special joy of a complete Thanksgiving meal is what the Caring Community Basket Brigade initiative has been doing since 2016.

During this once-in-a-lifetime COVID-19 crisis, our neighbors need us more than ever.

Thanks to generous donors like you, the Y and our community partners have served more than 900 families since 2016, serving 583 last year alone. Because so many families are now struggling every day to make ends meet, we estimate that 800 families from across the Capital Region will need our help this year.

The Capital District YMCA has once again teamed up with our friends at HMA Contracting, Hamel Real Estate & St. Edwards Church, and the Capital Region Food Pantries to feed families this Thanksgiving.

The estimated cost to provide a complete meal (full basket), with all of the fixings and the turkey is $60. How many families we are able to feed depends on your help. Currently, we are accepting monetary donations, to help us purchase turkeys and other items necessary to complete each meal.

All monetary donations are tax deductible.

Do you prefer to donate food items? Click here for the list of needed items and drop-off locations.