Despite Tuesday’s ice and snow, volunteers braved the cold to make sure homebound seniors in Knox County were fed a warm meal.
Around 100 volunteers, including Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, delivered meals to the over 900 homebound seniors in our community registered through the program Tuesday.
“There are people that do this every day so their neighbors can have something to eat and they come out here, sometimes in bad weather, and they always get the job done,” Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs said. “That’s what makes Knox County great- all the wonderful people we have here.”
They also did home checks to make sure their homes were properly heated.
Mobile Meals is asking for volunteers to help out Wednesday with ice potentially still a problem on the back roads. If you’re interested, call organizers at 865-524-2786.
Thank you to Mayor @GlennJacobsTN and everyone who braved the weather and delivered Mobile Meals today! We appreciate your time and the 900+ homebound seniors receiving a hot meal appreciate you too. If you’d like to deliver tomorrow, call us at 865-524-2786. #KnoxSeniors pic.twitter.com/r9DcYRXYX7— Knox Mobile Meals (@KnoxMobileMeals) January 29, 2019