14,250+ baskets

Since 1993, the first year of the Gig Harbor Basket Brigade, the program has delivered more than 14,250 Thanksgiving baskets to local families in need. 

4,000 Volunteers

Each year the Gig Harbor Basket Brigade continues to grow — more than 4,000 volunteers have helped to make this program possible over the years.

Give thanks and share blessings.

Founded in 1993 by Gig Harbor resident, David Cathers, the Gig Harbor Basket Brigade became a program of the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation in 2015. In its first year, the Basket Brigade provided full Thanksgiving meals for eight unsuspecting families in need. Every year since, the Basket Brigade has grown to serve an increasing number of area families.

Over this time, the Gig Harbor Basket Brigade has engaged thousands of volunteers.

In 2019,  some 450 volunteers assembled and delivered nearly 1,550  Thanksgiving baskets to local families in need, and area military families.