Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather together and share a meal, but for many in our community, access to healthy, affordable options is an ongoing hardship and the holidays come as an added cost, not a reason to celebrate. Financial hardship, alongside accessibility and lack of transportation, provide insurmountable limitations to families that desire the same opportunity to provide a nourishing Thanksgiving for their loved ones. The purpose of Fresh Baskets is to ensure that families have access to nutritious foods to prepare and share for Thanksgiving. We do this by providing a fresh basket of locally sourced produce, dairy, pantry staples, and a fresh turkey that is packed and hand-delivered by volunteers to the homes of families and seniors in need. As part of our focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y is committed to keeping children nourished all year long.