Pass the Hat

It’s how a kitchen responds to crisis: with small donations added together to make a profound impact on food service workers’ lives.

It’s a bittersweet restaurant tradition, but one we don’t take for granted.   

At Giving Kitchen, Pass the Hat is your chance to give back. Let a food service worker know they aren’t alone, let them know you have their back.

As an individual, choose between a quarterly or annual recurring donation opportunity.


Pass the Hat September Special:

Giving Kitchen and our annual partner SweetWater Brewing Company are teaming up to pass the hat. This September, when you sign up for Pass the Hat, you'll get an exclusive Giving Kitchen / SweetWater and a free Second Helping IPA at our Industry Night on 10/2 - details below. Hats can be picked up in person at SweetWater Brewing Company (95 Ottley Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324) during their open hours during the month of September. If you have questions about picking up your hat, please email us.


September Challenge

Signing up to Pass the Hat any time of year brings all the good feels your way. But this September, SweetWater Brewing Company is challenging everyone who loves Second Helping and all their other beers on tap to sign up, and they’re sweetening the pot for you. When you sign up to Pass the Hat during September 1-30, 2019, you’ll not only receive a co-branded Giving Kitchen/SweetWater hat, you’ll also get a free beer during the Pass the Hat Industry Night on October 2 AND you’ll be entered into their raffle to win a kayak!

Wait, there’s more! Do you work in the food service industry in Georgia? SweetWater is challenging your team to sign up. The food service establishment that has the most staff sign-ups during September will receive a VIP party at SweetWater for 20 people!*

All winners will be announced at the Pass the Hat Industry Party at SweetWater on October 2, 2019.

*A minimum of 20 sign ups is required.

Participate as a Company

Join these companies by offering payroll deduction donations to your entire team:

If you have questions about Pass the Hat or would like to set up Pass the Hat employee giving through payroll deductions, please contact Kristie Azaroff.