Basket Buddies 2019

Thank you for pledging to become a Basket Buddy!


Note: If you haven't already, please register for this program so we know how many baskets you will be buying, and how many we can deliver this year. You will be sent a welcome email after registering, with your shopping list and instructions. 

If you can't open your shopping list, you can download it here:


Family basket shopping list

Homeless basket shopping list

What Next?

We ask that you simply buy each item on the shopping list. You can deliver your food basket to our Packing Venue (Cannon Hill Anglican College) on
Saturday, 14 December (9am-5pm).


Alternatively, you can deliver it to a designated drop-off location closer to your home the week prior. More information about this will be sent closer to the date. 


How Basket Buddies Works

If you're new to Basket Buddies this year, here's what happens to your basket(s):

  • Your basket will need to be delivered to our packing venue (Cannon Hill Anglican College) on Saturday, 14 December. 

  • Our volunteers will top them up with some additional food items donated by our corporate sponsors

  • Your basket will then be assigned to a nominated family or individual

  • We'll add some wrapped Christmas gifts, customised to the nominated family (e.g. gift for mum, dad, boy aged 11 and girl aged 5)

  • Volunteers will then deliver the baskets & gifts to each nominated family. The baskets are delivered anonymously, meaning the family won't be expecting our arrival, and they won't know who has nominated them. It makes for a wonderful surprise for those who might otherwise have very little at Christmas!

How We Choose Recipients

The Brisbane Basket Brigade works with numerous homeless shelters and local charities across Brisbane to determine who will receive our Christmas baskets. This ensures we remain impartial and can help those most in need within our community.

If you would like to nominate someone as a recipient, we encourage you to contact a local charity in their area and let this charity know about the Brisbane Basket Brigade.

Updating Your Preferences

If you wish to change the number of baskets you are pledging between now and December, please click "Update my preferences" at the bottom of your Welcome email. You will be directed back to the registration form where you can make updates. 

Got questions? 

Check out our FAQ document or email us at