Built on the simple gesture of sharing with others, the Nashville Basket Brigade got its start in 2007. With contributions from friends and family, the Brigade filled ten baskets with Thanksgiving dinner fixings that year and delivered them to Nashville families. Becoming an annual event, the Nashville Basket Brigade has grown over the past five years, distributing more than 80 baskets last Thanksgiving.
In August 2012, the Brigade became an official 501(c)(3) (Tax ID: 90-0772168). Our goal for 2012 was to give away 100 baskets. With the abundant support from the community, we were able to give away 121 baskets and get a good jump on the fundraising for the following year. Our goal in 2013 is to deliver 200 baskets. With the support of the community as well as some great fundraisers that will be announced in early 2013, we hope to be able to once again exceed the planned number of baskets!