Mobile Meals volunteers work in winter weather helping needy

Mobile Meals volunteers work in winter weather helping those in need

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Despite the dangerous road conditions, volunteers for Mobile Meals were on the road Monday morning making sure people who need their help still got a warm meal. Despite the dangerous road conditions, volunteers for Mobile Meals were on the road Monday morning making sure people who need their help still got a warm meal.
"Just checking on folks, making sure they're alright. Just another set of eyes that's going to come by and say 'Hi how are you doing'," said volunteer Sterling King. "Just checking on folks, making sure they're alright. Just another set of eyes that's going to come by and say 'Hi how are you doing'," said volunteer Sterling King.
King had a trunk full of warm meals to drop off on this cold day. King had a trunk full of warm meals to drop off on this cold day.
"I didn't think he'd come today. It's nice," said Knoxville resident Joe Robinson. "I didn't think he'd come today. It's nice," said Knoxville resident Joe Robinson.
"Well, I really thought they would not be able to come out today because of the snow," said Patricia Benton. "Well, I really thought they would not be able to come out today because of the snow," said Patricia Benton.

By LAURA HALM
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Despite the dangerous road conditions, volunteers for Mobile Meals were on the road Monday morning making sure people who need their help still got a warm meal.

Volunteer Sterling King had a trunk full of warm meals to drop off on this cold day. His list of homes was a little different due to the winter weather.

"Well, it's unusual. I've got three routes all put together," he said.

The knock at the door was a pleasant surprise. "I didn't think he'd come today. It's nice," said Knoxville resident Joe Robinson.

It's a sentiment shared by many. "Well, I really thought they would not be able to come out today because of the snow," said Patricia Benton.

For volunteers, it's more than just dropping off a meal, especially when temperatures are frigid.

"Just checking on folks, making sure they're alright. Just another set of eyes that's going to come by and say 'Hi how are you doing'," said King.

It's that kind of compassion and warmness some say is truly a blessing.

"They help me out quite a bit, and I really rely on Mobile Meals. So it's nice," added Benton.

For volunteers braving winter conditions Monday, each visit came with a warm welcome.

"Even in weather like this, it'll warm you up just to see a smile on someone's face, and every now and then, you get a bonus hug or something from somebody," said King.

Because of the weather, several routes may be available in the coming days. That's why Mobile Meals is in need of volunteers. If you would like to help you can call (865) 524-2786.

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