Two local restaurants will give area residents an additional opportunity to support the Grateful Gobbler Walk. The 5K Walk will be held on Thanksgiving Day at 8 a.m. in Coolidge Park. 100% of the proceeds of the Walk will benefit The Maclellan Shelter for Families onsite at the Community Kitchen on 11th Street in Chattanooga. This emergency shelter features 13 units with 64 beds and is the first of its kind in Chattanooga, as it provides a stable environment for an intact family to remain together as they search for permanent housing solutions. Since last December more than 75 families, comprising of approximately 250 men, women, and children, have benefited from the programs including meals, case management, and job training provided by the Maclellan Shelter for Families.
On Tuesday, Nov.
17, The Flying Squirrel, at 55 Johnson Street in Chattanooga’s Southside, will host Grateful Gobbler specials and donate a percentage of all sales from the evening to the Grateful Gobbler Walk. On Sunday, Nov. 22, owners of 212 Market, will donate 10% of all sales between 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. to the 16th annual Thanksgiving benefit.
Officials said, "In addition to attending the Grateful Gobbler special benefits, make sure to register for the 16th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk. The cost to participate is $25 for walkers/runners 13 years and older and $10 for ages 12 and under. If you’re planning to travel out of town for the holiday or sleep in on Thanksgiving morning, you can register either as a Virtual or Sleep Walker for $15."
The presenting sponsor of the 2015 Grateful Gobbler Walk is Harvest Grocery.
Officials said,"Start a new Thanksgiving tradition while helping a family in transition by registering or making a donation today at www.gratefulgobblerwalk.org."