The race is on!

Annual Gobble Wobble in EGR helps fund Kids’ Food Basket
Photo courtesy of Kids' Food Basket

The 17th annual Gobble Wobble is open to all who would like run, walk or wobble to the finish line on Nov. 24, Thanksgiving morning.

Photo courtesy of Kids’ Food Basket

“This is a race that the whole community can run together. Every year, we see families of all ages, people in costumes, and even dogs get in on the fun,” said Ashley Diersch, Vice President of Development for Kids’ Food Basket, a community-based food equity nonprofit that was founded to nourish children and help them reach their full potential. The charity provides resources for people impacted by food insecurity in Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa and Allegan counties.

KFB’s services include its flagship “Sack Supper” program, community-driven farming, family food provision and educational programming.

“Before we gather around the table for the holiday, we invite you to gather for a fun way to support KFB’s critical work of ensuring that all kids in West Michigan have the healthy food needed to thrive,” said Diersch.

Proceeds from the Gobble Wobble go directly to Kids’ Food Basket, which serves 10,000 nutritious evening meals every school day to children in 60 schools throughout Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa and Allegan counties.

Gobble Wobble and Widdle Wobble Details
The run will take place at East Grand Rapids Middle School, located at 2425 Lake Dr. SE in East Grand Rapids. A fun run for kids, the Widdle Wobble, is open to all kids 12 and under,  free of charge, only requiring a sign up to participate.

The Widdle Waddle starts at 8 a.m. The Gobble Wobble will begin immediately following the completion of the Widdle Wobble.

This year, Kids’ Food Basket Gobble Wobble is sponsored by Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy, Management Business Solutions, Meritage Hospitality Group and Adventure Credit Union.

“We are honored to collaborate with Kids’ Food Basket for the 2022 Gobble Wobble,” said Kasey Eisenhardt, Director of Marketing at Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy, adding that the practice is “thrilled to be the Preferred Sports Medicine Sponsor for such a great cause and to be part of a wonderful family-friendly Thanksgiving tradition.”

For more information and to sign up for the race, click here.

Kids’ Food Basket is actively seeking volunteers to on race day. To volunteer at the event, sign up here. To learn more about KFB’s programs and services, visit

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