The Red Cross at Fort Knox and Religious Support Office delivered all the food items they gathered during this year's Thanksgiving Food Basket Project to Soldiers in need Nov. 18.

Tangela Brooks, a volunteer coordinator for the Red Cross' Helping Hands program, said Soldiers take care of their own.

"It is mainly Soldiers and Army civilians in the Fort Knox community who purchase [preassembled food] bags, which are donated to Helping Hands," Brooks said. "These bags fill our shelves at the Helping Hands food pantry and provide the groceries we give to the Soldiers."

Chaplain (Maj.) Bryan Wright, Fort Knox community chaplain, said the project reflects what the chaplain corps is all about.

"The Chaplain Corps has been a constant [of] family and Soldier care," said Wright.

Brooks said putting this year's baskets were completed in record time because of participation from the chaplains, units and Red Cross volunteers.

"The units made up the baskets this year because the garrison chaplains wanted everyone involved," Brooks said. "We had so much participation this year that the work was done in half the time.

"Unit chaplains helped to coordinate the list of families, and the unit ministry teams provided the turkeys, coordinated the [food] pickup and delivered it to the families."

Brooks, an Army veteran, said she takes pride in the job.

"It is an honor to do this for Soldiers."