Monday, November 21 | 11am-2pm
Hamilton Street + Burr Park
Thank you to everyone who dropped off donations at Burr Park or made a financial contribution to the 2021 Gratefull Give Back! We collected over 3,400lbs of food and monetary donations totaling over 11,000 meals that will be distributed through the Chattanooga Area Food Bank's local agencies right here in Whitfield County! We intend to get back to gathering at one big table in the middle of Hamilton Street on Monday, November 21, 2022.
In 2019 on the Monday before Thanksgiving, we brought over 1400 people downtown to share a meal together in the middle of Hamilton Street for our first annual Gratefull Dalton. Over 275 volunteers, 20+ restaurants, and generous sponsors helped make it a day we will always remember. While this event will be a gift to our community for many years to come, as with most everything over the past couple of years we had to make a shift. Instead of gathering together for a meal, we used the Gratefull Dalton platform to meet some immediate needs of our community. The Gratefull Give Back was held on the intended Gratefull day in 2020 and 2021, and our community showed up and showed out by donating pounds of food and monetary donations to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. We are continually in awe of how Greater Dalton comes together when it's needed most!
No fee. No expectations. No agenda. Just an open invitation.
Gratefull is a FREE annual city-wide Thanksgiving meal, where everyone is invited to eat together at one long table in the middle of the street. Through Gratefull we are removing barriers and bringing people together from across social boundaries, simply to get to know each other and build understanding. In order to build a city that is an honest reflection of its residents, everyone should be invited to the table.
What started as a one-time event in Chattanooga to bring people together has become a quickly growing tradition that spans multiple cities in the southeast, with interest from cities around the country.
Thank you to our Gratefull Dalton 2019 Sponsors:
MAIN DISH SPONSOR
Buckin' Burrito | Cacao Dominican Restaurant | Cafe Ostro | Chick-fil-A | Chop Shop
Common Ground Coffee Shop | Crescent City Tavern | Cyra's | Dos Bros | El Pollo Alegre
The Filling Station | Food City | Gondolier | Hamilton's | Honey Baked Ham
The Ice Castle | Kelly's Restaurant | Kiwanis Club | La Esperanza | Lisa's Cafe
Longhorn Steakhouse | Los Pablos #1 & #2 | Mama Wilson's | Native Kitchen
Publix | Sol de Mayo | Walnut Hill Farm
Billboards for Education | Coffee News | Dalton Print Shop
GraphX Signs | Good News Christian Magazine | Lamar Advertising
Sign Shop of Dalton | Signs & Signs
Special thanks to Barrett's Flower Shop, Kiwanis Club of Dalton,
and Rock Bridge Community Church