Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission hosting its annual Thanksgiving dinner

Non-profit served at least 100 within the first hour
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Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 1:21 PM PST|Updated: Nov. 25, 2022 at 11:57 AM PST
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Nov. 25, 11:47 a.m. - The annual Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission served hundreds of local people in need this Thanksgiving. Organizers estimate, after the first hour, they had served between 100 and 150 people. And, they say they were prepared to serve 500 people, believing they would serve nearly that many before the dinner ended. Those that attended also had access to hygiene kits and socks to take, at no cost.

Before the dinner, volunteers also took around 400 to 500 meals to four different senior centers around the Washoe Valley.

While this isn’t the first year the Gospel Mission hasn’t needed to buy a single turkey, the organization says it was still a surprise to have such generous donations from the community. Especially because of high prices and shortages.

The Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission says there is a big need for food donations for their food pantry going into the holidays. You can find out more on their website.

Original Story - The Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, starting at 4:00 p.m.

Dinner will be served to all in need at their Mission at 355 Record Street in Reno. They will be providing hot holiday meals for Senior Centers and Family Housing Apartments.

The following foods will be prepared by a team of volunteers:

  • 100 turkeys
  • 800 pounds of mashed potatoes
  • 500 pounds of stuffing
  • 500 pounds of vegetables
  • 15 gallons of gravy
  • 600 pieces of pie with four gallons of whipped cream

“When this event is said and done, the Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission will serve about 1,000 hungry men, women and children all over the Reno community,” said Food Services Manager Paul Parent.