Feeding Families in Need Every Day

The NYC and Westchester Basket Brigades have been feeding families in need in the NYC tri-state area since 1996. We have been incorporated at a NY State not-for-profit corporation since 2012. We are an IRS registered 501(c)3 organization, so your donations are 100% tax deductible from your federal income tax returns. We are an all volunteer run organization, so our administrative expense is minimal, mostly for running the website, NY State filing fees, and a few minor incidental so that we can feed more families in need. We have collectively fed more than 1.5 Million New Yorkers in need since inception!

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Welcome To NYC and Westchester Basket Brigades

The New York Basket Brigade is built on a simple notion: one small act of generosity on the part of one caring person can transform the lives of hundreds. It takes only one light to dispel the darkness, and even just one basket or a few, to bring hope! A Basket Brigade takes place when one individual prepares one basket to personally deliver to a needy family or individual.

The New York Basket Brigade is associated with the International Basket Brigade, providing baskets of food and household items for an estimated 2 million people annually in countries all over the world through local grass roots efforts. Throughout the years International Basket Brigade volunteers deliver food, clothing, and hope to those who need it most. We would be honored to have you become a part of this truly wonderful event in your local community.

In 2023, The Westchester Basket Brigade will be taking place Monday, November 13 through Friday, November 17 in Hartsdale, NY. On Saturday, November 18, 2023, we will be distributing the baskets.

For the NYC (Brooklyn) Basket Brigade, we need volunteers simply for prep work on SATURDAY, November 11th – Time Slots 10 AM to 1 PM and 1 PM to 5 PM.

Sign up to Donate here and Volunteer here.

* Brownsville (Brooklyn) Partnership employees will be managing distribution of baskets at a later date.


“He who has never denied himself for the sake of giving, has but glanced at the joys of charity.”

Anne Swetchine

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Donation Total: $550.00

You can text the code “FEEDFAM” to 44-321

Where you can also make a donation through our GiveLively page.
GiveLively is a Forever Free not-for-profit platform funded by the Soros Foundation so that charities can reduce administration costs, minimize transaction fees, develop more effective fund raising campaigns, and ensure that a higher percentage of donations go directly to benefit the ultimate beneficiaries, in our case, feeding more families in need. Because we are 100% volunteer run, our administrative expenses are already minimal. This helps us stretch donations even further.
  • $500 provides a complete holiday dinner with all the trimmings for 10 families of 4.
  • $2000 provides a complete holiday dinner with all the trimmings for 40 families of 4.
  • $5000 provides a complete holiday dinner with all the trimmings for 100 families of 4.