The Love Kitchen is celebrating 32 years of service in it's Knoxville community, spending the day honoring its beloved co-founders Helen Ashe and Ellen Turner.

Wednesday's anniversary was bittersweet, as Helen passed away Tuesday at the age of 89. Her twin sister Ellen passed away in 2015.

The Love Kitchen announced it is inviting the public to celebrate Helen's life on Friday and Saturday.

On Feb. 14, 1986, Helen and Ellen started the charity serving 22 people at a small church in East Knoxville. Today Love Kitchen serves over 3,000 meals each week and deliverers meals to homebound residents.

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To help celebrate the anniversary, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will deliver the food that was donated at the Holiday Festival of Lights in December to The Love Kitchen.

Every Wednesday, the Love Kitchen hosts a breakfast and they distribute emergency bags filled with canned and dry goods. Thursdays they serve lunch an deliver meals to elderly, disabled and homebound residents in their community.

The Love Kitchen has provided meals, clothing and emergency food packages to homebound, homeless and unemployed people in East Tennessee since 1986. The organization runs off of volunteer power, as it has no paid staff and all donations go toward its goal of helping those in need.