New Twist In Mount Food Drive

By: Daniel Chanin Email
By: Daniel Chanin Email

Thanks to your help, the donations are in and the bags will be filled with Thanksgiving goodies. But this years Evelyn Mount food drive came with an added twist: a new donation drop-off and an opportunity to gain from the generosity of thousands of Wolfpack football fans.

Volunteers from the Reno Rodeo set up a food collection station right next to the main entrance at Mackay Stadium and the result was a food drive unlike any other.

"It's great for people who don't have any food," says Gina Jones, one of many Wolfpack fans to bring a donation. "We wanna help out and feed them so they're not so hungry."

For the past 30 years, no one has made that a higher priority than Eveylyn Mount.

"Of all the years I've been doing this, this is the best Thanksgiving," says Mount. "It' the largest demand for food. I've never had this much before."

In year's past, volunteers stacked a storage unit 10 bags wide and two bags high, but people like Beckie Wright are forcing these helpers to make room for more.

"It's really inspiring," says Wright, who contributed several bags worth of food to the cause. "More people are helping out. Sometimes people just need a little pick up to get back on their feet."

Mount says the support is coming from everywhere this year, including a couple of familiar places.

"A lot of people who we helped out years ago are volunteering and serving. It's just been wonderful."


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