This coming Thanksgiving marks the 30th year for this event. Things will look a little different but now, more than ever, we feel the community needs our support. We'd also like to acknowledge our partnership with Everyone Eats and CEDO, which without their support we would not be able to feed the number of people that we are projecting this year.
Our new look:
-The coat drive will kick off the day as usual. Coats will be given away starting at 8:00 AM. Social distance protocol will be in place and masks will be required and available for those who need them. Donations for clean, warm coats only, can be dropped off at Sweetwaters up until the day before Thanksgiving.
-The community dinner will be to-go only. Dinners will be given out from 10 AM - 2:30 PM.
How you can help?
-Heavy, warm winter coats are always needed, especially ex-large.
-Baked goods packaged to give away
Thank you for your support
Our annual coat give away
It's true, it takes a village! Our Thanksgiving event would never happen without the support of our many vendor-partners. Special shout out to the following:
Misty Knoll Farms
Sam Mazza Farms
Swish White River Company
Hunger Is Hard, Baking Is Easy
The Center For Technology Essex
And you thought you did a lot of cooking at your house on Thanksgiving! Supporting this event requires the following:
1500 lbs turkey
100 # cranberry sauce
400 # stuffing
600 # mashed potatoes
50 gallons of gravy
50 gallons of coffee
60 # butter
Proudly supporting our Community for almost 40 years!
All Souls Tortillera
Ben & Jerrys
Great Harvest Bakery
Hermit Thrush Brewery
Lawson’s Finest Liquid
Maple Brook Farms
Misty Knoll Farms
Mt. Mansfield Maple
Queen City Acres
VT Bean Crafters
VT Fresh Pasta
Zero Gravity Brewery
In addition to the above, we support hundreds of other local nonprofit organizations. If you would like to request an in-kind donation from Sweetwaters please contact us.
Please include the following information in your email:
- What is your organization's name, mission, and website?
- Whether or not your organization has 501©(3) status.
- How we can contact you with further questions?
- The date, name, and venue of the specific event? (*Requests must be submitted a minimum of 4 weeks in advance of the event.)
We love our hometown, and giving back to our community is just how we do business. We can’t imagine it any other way. From buying local ingredients to donating meals each month to the Burlington Emergency Shelf, we take pride in caring for our neighbors.