Sweetwaters Cares

Thank you for being a part of our 29th annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner. This year we served 1350 meals and gave away 600 coats and jackets. 

Thanksgiving Day starts off with a coat give away. Those in need are invited to come to our restaurant to receive a donation. The success of this portion of the holiday event is due in large part from our support from The Windjammer/Best Western.

It's true, it takes a village! We can't thank our many vendor-partners enough. Special shout out to the following:

Misty Knoll Farms

US Foods

Windjammer/Best Western

Foley Linen

Vt Tent

Sam Mazza Farms

Swish White River Company

Sequoia Salon


Hunger Is Hard, Baking Is Easy

Common Roots

Vermont Organics

The Center For Technology Esses




Prep includes: 

1500 lbs turkey

100 # cranberry sauce

400 # stuffing

600 # mashed potatoes

50  gallons of gravy

200  pies

150 volunteers

50 gallons of coffee

60 # butter

We are proud to be celebrating our 30th year in 2020.  Please check back in September for more updates. 

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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