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Evelyn Mount Asks for Help With Thanksgiving Need

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At 90 years young, Evelyn Mount still has a spring in her step as she takes stock of her holiday food supply. And so far it's not looking good. Last year she handed out more than 10,000 food baskets for Thanksgiving alone. But this year is different...  "It's very slow, and I'm getting real concerned, real concerned, it's never been this slow getting started."

Normally her garage pantry would be stocked full of food, but this year a lot of the bins are still empty.

"I need everything, plenty of canned vegetables, everything it takes to make up a dinner, I need it."

Along with the turkeys, she needs chickens too, canned items are always good, and any food that hasn't expired is welcome.  
Evelyn says - our - community has a huge heart. 

It takes dozens of volunteers to put the food baskets together each Thanksgiving. 

She also helps out families for Christmas and Easter, and all of that takes a lot of food donations.

"When God calls me home, I want him to call me right from Reno, I'm so proud of the people here, are very good for doing for those in need. It's not about me, but I thank God I'm able to pass it on to them."

You can drop off donated food at Evelyn's house at 2530 Cannan Street. Also the Sak ‘n Save grocery store on Oddie and Silverada will take donations and deliver them for free.

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