Knoxville, Tenn. — The Knox County community raised $125,027 during Monday’s Mobile Meals telethon at West Town Mall.
The money raised for Mobile Meals is enough to provide 39,691 meals at $3.15 per meal, or to serve 152 seniors for an entire year.
“People ask me if I’m surprised by the generosity of this community,” said Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. “We all know that Knox County residents are some of the most generous people anywhere, but the community’s support of Mobile Meals exceeded my expectations.”
The Mobile Meals program serves noon meals, five days a week and holidays, to Knoxville and Knox County citizens who are at least 60 years old, who cannot cook for themselves and have no one to prepare meals for them.
The event would not have been possible without the support of nearly every broadcast media outlet in Knoxville. A complete list of Mobile Meals Monday telethon sponsors can be found online at http://www.knoxcounty.org/telethon.