The spirit of giving and sharing was alive in DuPage County as residents, businesses and law enforcement organizations all came together to make sure that needy DuPage County residents were provided a meal for Thanksgiving.

Operation Basket Brigade was a huge success with nearly 300 food baskets hand delivered in time for Thanksgiving. Each food basket held a complete Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey, vegetables, fruit and pie, all delivered in a plastic laundry basket that can be reused by recipients.

This year we need your help to feed over 400 families! We will be helping those in need in the community as well as a special outreach to our veterans this year.

Drop off dates and times:


  • Thursday October 30th between 1pm-5pm
  • Saturday November 1st between 11am - 1pm
  • Tuesday November 4th between 1pm -4pm
  • Thursday November 6th between 1pm-5pm
  • Tuesday November 11th between 1pm -4pm
  • Thursday November 13th between 1pm-5pm
  • Saturday November 15th between 11am - 1pm
  • Tuesday November18th between 1pm -4pm
  • Thursday November 20th between 1pm-5pm

Drop Off location:

Wheaton VFW Post 2164 
0N731 Papworth St. Wheaton, IL 60187

Pledge your support:

Please sign up at with the items you are able to provide.

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