Sweetwaters Cares

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

Everyone EatsCommunity Economic Development Office

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

US Foods

Sam Mazza Farms

Swish White River Company

Hunger Is Hard, Baking Is Easy

Common Roots

Vermont Organics

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

200  pies

50 gallons of coffee

60 # butter

Proudly supporting our Community for almost 40 years!

All Souls Tortillera
Barr Hill
Ben & Jerrys
Boyden Farms
Cabot Creamery
Citizens Cider
Fiddlehead Brewery
Great Harvest Bakery
Hermit Thrush Brewery
Lawson’s Finest Liquid
Mad River
Maple Brook Farms
Misty Knoll Farms
Mt. Mansfield Maple
Pitchfork Farms
Queen City Acres
Smugglers’ Notch
Stewart's Bakery
Stowe Cider
Switchback Brewery
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.

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