The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is honoring Evelyn Mount's years of service in the Reno/Sparks area.

The community is invited to help give our appreciation to Mount for her service as well as celebrate her retirement that will take place at the end of this year. Mount has dedicated her time, support, and generosity to those who have been less fortunate in our community.

The picnic will take place at Pat Baker Park on Saturday, September 15th, 2018, at noon. 

For more information on DAR, visit www.DAR.org

(National Society Daughters of the American Revolution contributed to this report) 


Originial Story: With the holidays on the horizon, food banks in our region are preparing to feed those in need...but for one local humanitarian - this season will be her last.

Evelyn Mount has announced she is retiring in January.

Earlier today Ms. Mount sat down with 2 News and shared the reasons behind her decision;

"I can’t do what I've been doing, 'cause I'm almost 93 years old and I can't hardly see good,” explains the nonagenarian.

After nearly 50 years of serving Washoe County with a make-shift food bank out of her very own garage, Evelyn Mount is preparing to retire come January of 2019. She does so with reluctance - and humility; "I'm not complaining ‘cause it could be 'I couldn't see at all,' but I cannot serve the community like I want to."

Every year, Ms. Mount serves from hundreds to thousands of people during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, providing bags filled with food; donations that she and her volunteers gather and store in her home.

"I was raised to do what I was doing sincerely from my heart and I don't want nobody to mess up my family's reputation.”

Ms. Mount is referring the fact that people have taken advantage of the community outreach by taking more than they need from the food bank and in some cases, even turning around and selling the items they got for free.

"That's why we had to sign people up and get a computer to take records for us and check to see if they're doubling back - and we’ve gone through so much - and now I can't do that,” Ms. Mount shares, somewhat exasperated.

So for Fall/Winter 2018, Ms. Mount will offer her final big holiday giveaway, and she's already preparing to accept the regular non-perishable donations; "The people of Reno and Sparks and the surrounding areas have been wonderful to me and I just thank God for them."

Non-perishable donations are gratefully accepted at

2530 Cannan Street, Reno

(Turkeys will be needed closer to the Thanksgiving and Christmas)

NEEDED:

  • Paper and plastic grocery Bags
  • Potatoes (instant/boxed)
  • Dried Pasta
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Dried Beans-small bag
  • Rice-small bag
  • Canned Soups
  • Broth-Chicken or Beef
  • Stuffing
  • Grocery gift cards