Basket Brigade sets goal to feed 1,300 families

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Basket Brigade has set a goal to provide Thanksgiving meals to 1,300 local families in need in 2010.  Volunteers have raised nearly $39,000 for the effort already.

The Basket Brigade will team with Piggly Wiggly for a Facebook Fan Drive from November 1-7.  For every user that "likes" The Pig on Facebook that week, the Basket Brigade will get $1 up to $1,500 to help buy food for the effort.

Each assembled meal costs $30.00.  Individual and corporate donations are tax exempt and can be made online at  All major credit cards are accepted and 100% of the donations go towards buying food.  The website also has information about the volunteer effort.

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