North Charleston, S.C. – Hundreds of volunteers packed the Charleston Area Convention Center Tuesday morning to stuff boxes with Thanksgiving meals for families around the Lowcountry.
This year marks the 10th year for the Charleston Basket Brigade, a non-profit dedicated to serving those who need a meal on turkey day. Over 3,000 families are expected to receive a meal by the end of the day.
Pam Hartley, Charleston Basket Brigade Co-Founder, says the food need is there in the community.
“This is such a monumental year. It has been incredible to witness the generosity of our community coming together every year for the past ten years. All of the credit goes to our community and partners for really making a difference in Charleston Tri-County area for so many people since 2008,” said Hartley.
Charleston Basket Brigade started as a small effort feeding 75 families in 2008. Since then, thousands of families now have meals delivered to their door.
The organization is still looking for community donations. A $30 donation can feed a family up to ten. Money raised goes to purchasing food to donate.
Volunteers and drivers are still needed to deliver meal in time for Thanksgiving day. You can find more information here.