2012 Basket Brigade a Success

From the Caesar Rodney Rotary Club:

The Caesar Rodney Rotary Club would like to take this opportunity to thank you for collecting food this Thanksgiving holiday season for the Caesar Rodney Rotary Club Basket Brigade.

This year’s participation by the Troop was more important than ever as unfortunately the Basket Brigade of Delaware had to cease operations due to a lack of funding. This organization in the past had donated turkeys to our club for distribution to families of need within the Wilmington area. Rather than discontinuing the Basket Brigade, our club decided to continue forward and fund the purchase of the turkeys itself, so food donated by members, students, and Boy and Girl Scout organizations helped defray some of our normal costs.

As in the past, this year we packed 125 boxes of food on Saturday, November 17, and the next morning delivered these boxes plus a 12-15 pound turkey to these families, all of whom were extremely delighted to receive this extra food and expressed such with a handshake and a smile on their face. You can tell the Scouts who participated in this year’s effort that they helped make this possible.