The basket fund has a goal of $28,000 to fill the approximately 1,000 Christmas boxes for needy families.
For decades, the needy have received food staples from the community via the William Hall Rodgers Basket Fund. The fund has no corporate sponsors. The money to pay for the boxes of food staples come from volunteers in the community.
Donating this week were Broad Street Methodist Church Kelly Class, $100; D.C. Cox, $100; Dortha Townsend, $100; Jim and Mary Nowack, $50; and anonymous, $100.
To donate to the fund, mail donations to First Tennessee Bank, P.O. Box 4880, Cleveland, TN 37320-4880 or drop off at First Tennessee Bank at 3870 Keith St.