East Tennessee responded in a big way to a plea for help from The Love Kitchen.

On Wednesday, we reported that the food kitchen had an emergency need for drivers to deliver meals to home bound seniors on Thursday.

Preview: Love Kitchen needs volunteers for Thursday

The Love Kitchen's volunteer coordinator says the response is the largest she's ever seen to a plea for help. So many people volunteered they had to turn people away.

But drivers will still be needed for future deliveries.

"It's an ongoing need, every week we deliver 3,000 meals, as you can see this is just part of it. And I have 30 routes that need drivers every week and whether it's vacation or cars breaking down or whatever, it seems like every week I need about 10 new drivers, so it's an ongoing need," said Jean Alexander, The Love Kitchen's Volunteer Coordinator & Office Manage.

Delivering the meals only requires a one hour commitment. If you're interested in signing up for future deliveries, you can go to their website.