Mobile Meals serves daily Monday – Friday meals to 900 homebound seniors of Knox County who live alone, cannot prepare food for themselves, and have no one to prepare food for them.
A traditional turkey meal will be served on Wednesday. On Thursday, seniors will receive a traditional ham meal.
On Thanksgiving, Mobile Meals will be serving 470 Knox County seniors on 65 volunteer routes.
Fruit bags will also be delivered along with Thanksgiving wishes from local school children and treats provided by Sysco of Knoxville.
“Every meal delivery day is important, but Thanksgiving Day is one of the most important delivery days. The homebound seniors appreciate their community friends taking the time out of their holiday to serve a meal and provide companionship on a day that can leave so many feeling lonely and isolated,” said Judith Pelot, Mobile Meals manager, “During this Thanksgiving season, we are very thankful for all of our community support. We couldn’t do it without the efforts of so many in Knox County.”
All of the volunteers will meet at the Mobile Meals Kitchen, 1747 Reynolds Street (off Western Avenue) on Thursday, November 23, to begin loading their cars and delivering meals. Their departure times are staggered between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.