KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Love Kitchen is still putting out more than 3,000 meals a day for the community.

The organization said it's leaning heavily on its regular volunteers after many groups canceled their volunteer hours.

Executive director Patrick Riggins said despite the lack of help, the Love Kitchen will continue to make meals so no one goes hungry.

"If we have to stay here past midnight to get this done, we will make sure our clients get food. That is one thing they depend on us," Riggins said.

Riggins said they are making sure everyone washes their hands and stays clean.

They are currently working with nursing homes on how to safely deliver meals.

He said the Love Kitchen is always accepting donations or new volunteers.

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