Mobile Meals holds March for Meals to bring in new volunteers

Mobile Meals holds March for Meals to bring in new volunteers

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Mobile Meals announced Tuesday that it will be holding March for Meals to increase awareness of senior hunger in Knox County. Mobile Meals announced Tuesday that it will be holding March for Meals to increase awareness of senior hunger in Knox County.
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero volunteered to help spread the word. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero volunteered to help spread the word.
Barbara is 79-years-old and receives a hot meal each weekday from Mobile Meals. Barbara is 79-years-old and receives a hot meal each weekday from Mobile Meals.

By SAMANTHA MANNING
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Mobile Meals announced Tuesday that it will be holding March for Meals to increase awareness of senior hunger in Knox County. 

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero volunteered to help spread the word.

The program delivers meals to 900 homebound seniors in Knox County while also providing a daily safety check for those seniors.

"I think they're trying to take care of their own," Mobile Meals recipient Barbara said.

Barbara is 79-years-old and receives a hot meal each weekday from Mobile Meals.

"I have a really bad back that hurts any time I'm on my feet," Barbara said. "It's very nice that they come and they take time to talk to me and that helps a lot they have fantastic volunteers."

"It's kind of frightening to think that there's people in our community that there's no one that checks on them but these volunteers are diligent they get out in all the weather," Burchett said.

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