December 2016 Giving

A growing list of donation drives and events that are happening around Knoxville, Tennessee to benefit The Love Kitchen.

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Downtown Grill & Brewery’s Tacky Sweater Party

Fourth Annual Tacky Sweater Party and Bourbon dinner to benefit The Love Kitchen. Live music and prizes are just two things in store for the night.

Start looking for the tackiest holiday sweater!

Event Details

Happy Knoxvollidays

Local Knoxville musicians will be performing holiday and Christmas music at The Central Collective in North Knoxville on Thursday, December 22, 2016.

All of the proceeds will benefit The Love Kitchen.

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    Welcome to the Love Kitchen

    When you come to the Love Kitchen, either as a volunteer or someone in need; that is the welcome you will receive. Well, that and one of the biggest, warmest hugs you can possibly imagine. Helen Ashe and Ellen Turner, the founders, welcome each and every new person coming to the Love Kitchen as if you are visiting them at their home.


    The Love Kitchen provides meals, clothing and emergency food packages to homebound, homeless and unemployed persons. We work with local agencies to provide meals, secure used clothing, and donate services in the hope of promoting the self-sufficiency of those we serve. The organization has no paid staff; all donations go to those who need it most. Our ultimate goal is to provide nourishment for anyone who is hungry and to establish a community center to serve as a safe haven supporting area children and their families.

    Volunteers Needed for Meal Delivery

    The Love Kitchen really needs people who would like to volunteer to deliver meals to our elderly, disabled, and homebound recipients. The meals are delivered on Thursday afternoons and a route usually takes about an hour to complete.


    The Reward???

    You will be providing much needed food to people who cannot get out and cannot cook for themselves. You also get to see the “magic” of the Love Kitchen firsthand through the eyes of those who need it most. Many of our recipients have no visitors other than the once-a-week meal delivery driver. You can make a BIG difference in someone’s life by providing that cheery greeting and nice smile each and every week. Please think about it and if you are interested, check out our Volunteer page for more info. (we also provide complete maps so you won’t get lost).

    Media Inquiries

    Please do not make a request directly to Helen.
    Please direct all media requests and inquiries via our Media Inquiries page. Due to the overwhelming number of requests, we must insist on using our website or your request will most likely be turned down.