KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Thursday marks the 30th year Knox Area Rescue Ministries will be offering Thanksgiving meals to those in need.
The meal provided by Rothchild, will be served to the homeless and the needy by volunteers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the KARM chapel and dining hall. It is estimated that the meal will serve more than 600 people in Knoxville. The Knoxville Convention Center cooked 100 turkeys for the occasion. Attendees were dine on turkey, ham, dressing, potatoes, vegetables and pie.
Besides serving meals, over 150 KARM volunteers will set up, cook, clean up and help with parking. Also, U.S. Cellular will be at the event to provide free phone calls so attendees can call their family and friends.
The organization gave over 900 Thanksgiving food boxes to families in Knoxville on Saturday through its Basket of Hope program.
KARM helps around 400 people each night and provides around 1,000 meals daily to those in need. For more information on the organization, visit karm.org or call 865-673-6540.