Reno, Nev. — No-IP donated enough food for 70 families to Evelyn Mount Community Outreach on Friday, in hopes of helping feed those in need this Thanksgiving. The donation included, 40 large turkeys, 10 hams, 16 cornish game hen, 10 small turkeys and 25 boxes of stuffing.
This small donation is part of a bigger cause, started by Evelyn Mount and her husband Leon in 1979.
“As residents of Reno we consider it a privilege to be able to assist the community in which we live and work,” Heather Eaton, junior product manager said. “ Evelyn Mount has been running a food bank out of her garage for over 30 years, taking donations from the public and putting together food baskets for hundreds of local residents who, without her work, would have no dinner on Thanksgiving.”
The organization located on Cannan Street accepts donations of food and gently used clothing all year long. During the holidays they take donations for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners including turkeys, ham, chicken and the rest of the holiday fixings. Canned goods are also always needed and welcome.
The No-IP team spoke to volunteers at the outreach, who said all the donations they have received are spoken for and more donations are needed. The outreach expects to serve a thousand families and senior citizens this Thanksgiving.
“To give to such a fantastic organization and assist Ms. Mount in helping feed almost 70 families this holiday is an honor,” Eaton said.
Donations of food can be dropped off at Evelyn Mount’s house at 2350 Cannan Street in north Reno.
For more information you can call 359-0807 or 356-2038 Monday through Friday between the hours of 11 am and 4 pm.