POWELL, Tenn. — Morning Pointe of Powell residents are proud to prepare plates for those in need. The assisted living and memory care community is participating in Mobile Meals, a Meals on Wheels program serving the elderly, shut in and frail across Knox County.

The program benefits individuals over the age of 60 who cannot prepare meals for themselves and have no one to cook for them. According to the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee Office on Aging, 60 percent of meal recipients are over the age of 80.

Wilma Eskridge and Pat Sparks, Morning Pointe residents, enjoy delivering meals to homes around the area. But these acts of kindness are nothing new for the residents. As part of the life enrichment program, Morning Pointe is partnering with local organizations to pay it forward, and giving residents the opportunity to put their lifelong talents and crafts to use for the greater good as part of a yearlong community service campaign.

Called “Make Your Mark,” the company-wide volunteer effort aims to give back 20,000 hours of community service in 2017.

Photo: Wilma Eskridge and Pat Sparks, Morning Pointe of Powell, TN residents, deliver a meal as part of the Mobile Meals program.