Gratefull Dalton


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You missed out!

Thank you to everyone who dropped off donations at Burr Park or made a financial contribution to this year’s Gratefull Give Back! We collected over 3,400 lbs 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.

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.