Dec 11 2018

Basket Brigade Provides Holiday Cheer

Staff Report for The Island Connection

Over 300 volunteers assisted in assembling boxes.

On Nov. 20 volunteers from the tri-county assembled at the Charleston Area Convention Hall to assemble and deliver Thanksgiving meals to over 3,500 Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester county residents. More than 300 volunteers assisted.

Volunteers pack the Charleston Area Convention Center.

The Charleston Basket Brigade is a 501-(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to bring the community together to feed families in need every Thanksgiving. Founded in 2008 by Michelle Scarafile and Pam Hartley, CBB uses 100% of funds raised for buying food, providing each family with a box of ingredients to cook an entire Thanksgiving meal. Recently celebrating its 10th anniversary, the organization has raised more than $745,000 and served roughly 25,000 families in need since its inception. For more information visit

Over 3,500 residents in the tri-county area received boxes.

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