Volunteer Spirit: Kathy Cannon

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- Every Tuesday and Thursday morning Kathy Cannon reports to Fish Hospitality's Pantry on Scott Avenue.

She says, "This place has been a god send for my life."

Hundreds of people will come through the line for free food.

Kathy prepares her volunteers for what's ahead, getting them motivated.

She greets as many guests as possible, sings, and even goofs around as she does the Hokey Pokey with a homeless woman.

Anything to keep a positive attitude as fish feeds the needs of hungry families.

Cannon says "They have to have met with something harsh, so I try to make it a good experience, and happy, even if it is for a moment of happiness."

Kathy is one of the few who can identify with the people coming in for food,

She says, "I know what that feels like. I was in the line, I needed food myself, when I came, I saw the way people treated me and I said I want to give back too."

She was a single mom who lost her job.

Nowadays her son is supporting her and the house, so she can continue her volunteer spirit.

"I feel this is god's call on my life," according to Cannon.


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