Helen Ashe Has Died (13 February, 2018)
Helen Ashe, the beloved co-founder of the Love Kitchen, died today after 32 years of service to the community through the nationally acclaimed East Knoxville food pantry.
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Helen Ashe. Many thousands of people in our community knew and loved her. She and her late twin sister Ellen Turner led by example, and they were cherished nationally for their selfless giving.
Helen and Ellen will long be remembered for their compassion. As many people have said many times, the Love Kitchen feeds both body and soul, providing not just meals to the hungry but comfort and love.
My prayers and thoughts are with the sisters’ family and friends and their extended Love Kitchen family. For many years, we have all been inspired by Helen and Ellen to care more deeply about those most in need.