The basket fund, a 501(c)(3) charity, is a volunteer-supported effort. All the work and donations are given by local people to help their neighbors in need during the holiday season.
For decades, the Basket Fund has brighten the Christmas holidays by putting much needed staple groceries on the tables of those in need. There were 1,064 baskets of food items, including a baking hen, given out the weekend before Christmas.
All the funds raise are used to pay for the food items included.
Donations were received from Terry and Delores Beck, $30; Dr. Blake and Paula Peterson, $200; in memory of Scott Hicks, $100; and Lonza America, $201.
Donations may be mailed to First Tennessee Bank, P.O. Box 4880, Cleveland, TN 37320-4880 or dropped off at First Tennessee Bank at 3870 Keith St.