K-17: JU students serve The Love Kitchen

KNOXVILLE—This year a group of Johnson University students were able to serve at The Love Kitchen for K-17. The Love Kitchen is a local non-profit that provides meals, clothing and emergency food packages to home-bound, homeless and unemployed individuals.

Valerie Bennett, a regular volunteer, said that she loved working alongside the other volunteers.

“Even though we don’t know each other, we are working for the same reason—to serve people in need,” Bennett said.

The students spent the day preparing food, sorting through pantry items and serving the individuals who came in for dinner.

Sierra Perkins was one of the students who chose to volunteer at The Love Kitchen.

“I think my favorite part of volunteering at The Love Kitchen was getting to actually serve food to everyone,” Perkins stated. “I loved getting to talk to some of them, even if it was only for a minute or two. They were so appreciative and happy that we were there and that gratefulness was amazing to me.”

All of the students agreed that this was an amazing opportunity to give back to the Knoxville community.

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