September 17, 2014
RENO, NV -- Two-thousand people in need were expected to eat at the Safari Club International's wild game feed. The event is an annual tradition put on by the Safari Club, which holds meetings in Reno.
Cynthia Landwehr was eating Tuesday evening at the event.
"I lost my leg to bone cancer five years ago when I got out of the hospital I was homeless," she said. Landwehr said she is currently living in a downtown motel.
"We are blessed Thanksgiving, Christmas, you don't expect it in the middle of January and it's wonderful," she said.
The event featured buffalo meatloaf, cooked by workers at the El Dorado Hotel-Casino.
"We've not seen the need decrease having just finished our Christmas effort where we saw a ten percent increase in the number of families coming to us," a representative from the Salvation Army said. The Salvation Army partners with the Safari Club to help put on the event.