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St. George Basket Brigade

Saturday November 18th, 2023 from 9 – 11:30 AM.


The Basket Brigade delivers a full Thanksgiving (meal) gift basket to hundreds of Washington County families every year. IT’S A BLAST!

The event was inspired by Tony Robbin’s real-life Thanksgiving hunger experience as a child.



The founders of the St. George Basket Brigade (Krista Palmer, Brent Palmer, Janet Barton, Dani McNair, Jaylyn Theobald, Gayle DeGraff – 5 siblings, their mom, and their spouses) first volunteered at a Basket Brigade hosted in Las Vegas in November 2008.


Savoring the “after-service glow” over dinner, they realized it didn’t make any sense to provide Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets for families in Las Vegas with so many in need within our own community of Southern Utah. Before dinner was done, the St. George Basket Brigade was born.


That first year (2009) many wonderful volunteers helped raise enough funds to provide 65 baskets to Southern Utah families. The event now successfully delivers Thanksgiving baskets to HUNDREDS of Washington County families each Thanksgiving! We also select a handful of families with special circumstances or needs to anonymously serve after the event.


The Brigade was “adopted” by Jeremy Larkin and the Larkin Group (KW Realty) Real Estate Team in 2014 when they committed to use their large client database and lifetime of local connections to feed even more families in need.


But don’t just READ about it. You have to “experience” the Basket Brigade to really understand it. Every year we have volunteers who deliver meals then come back to us and say, “that was the greatest experience our family has ever had…can we PLEASE come back next year?” As we deliver these gifts to these families we see in their faces the hope it brings to know that they have been remembered this holiday season, and that they are loved!


Please “give thanks”, by giving a meal. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

– The Founding Board


Thank you for your desire to participate in the Basket Brigade event! Volunteer slots for the event will open up on November 1.

Be to follow us on Facebook for updates throughout the year! If you have a specific question or request please call or email us at (435)879-7379 or basketbrigade@gostgeorge.com


THANK YOU for donating! The exciting part about your financial gift is that you know exactly where it’s going – to feed (and delight!) a LOCAL family this Thanksgiving. ANY/ALL donations are welcome, if you want to donate the cost of an entire basket, it is $65.

St. George Basket Brigade has No Administrative Costs, 100% of your donations benefit local families.

If you’d like to give a donation amount via cash or check, please call or email us: (435)879-7379 or basketbrigade@gostgeorge.com


Do you know someone who’s in physical, financial, or emotional crisis? They ALL count!

These families typically need more than a meal; they need the LOVE that comes with that hand-delivered meal.

Don’t be shy and if you think there’s a need, THERE’S A NEED! If in doubt, please call or email us at (435)879-7379 or basketbrigade@gostgeorge.com with questions.