Annually, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine helps to provide hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to families in our community through the generous support of our members and supporters.

This year the drive will begin on Friday, October 28 and items need to be dropped off at a YGBW branch before Saturday, November 19, 2022.

All members of the community are invited to drop off Thanksgiving meals and as our thanks to you, we are offering a special discount code for any guests who participate and wish to join the YMCA. Simply ask at the Member Services Desk at your preferred branch.



What items are in the Thanksgiving Baskets?

Grocery List – Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center
• $25 Grocery Gift Card for a Turkey
• 4 Cans of Vegetables
• 2 Boxes of Stuffing
• 2 Jars of Gravy
• 2 Cans of Cranberry Sauce
• 5 lb. bag of Potatoes

Grocery List - All other YGBW Locations
• $35 Grocery Gift Card for a Turkey
• Canned Vegetable (green beans or corn)
• Mashed Potatoes (boxed)
• Macaroni and Cheese (boxed)
• Stuffing (boxed)
• Canned Sweet Potatoes
• Cornbread Mix or Dinner Rolls
• Gravy (jar)
• Cranberry Sauce (jar or can)
• Ready-made pie crust and filling, brownie or cake mix and frosting
• Bottled Juice

How can I sign up to receive a Thanksgiving Basket?

If you, your family or a loved one, are in need and would like to sign up to receive a Thanksgiving Basket this year, please contact the Membership Director at your local branch.

All requests are confidential and our team can also help to connect you with additional programs such as our income-based membership offerings, coat distribution or Holiday Angel program.