RENO, Nev. (KOLO) With Thanksgiving Day coming up in just over six weeks, it makes Evelyn Mount uncomfortable to see her shelves the way they are looking right now. There are several shelves that are empty and all four of her freezers are, too. She says usually this time of year, donations start pouring in.
"We want it full, completely full," says Mount. "If we don't have enough, we won't have it to pass out."
Mount says last year, she got requests from 980 people for Thanksgiving dinners, but she didn't have enough food. Still, she refused to turn families away.
"We came up about 200 or 300 people short," says Mount. "And I had to open up an account at Sak 'n Save."
People already started calling her last month to ask about receiving a Thanksgiving meal bag. While Mount says she could use a lot more canned goods, what she needs most are turkeys and turkey parts, as well as chicken and Cornish hens.
"I need the donations real bad," says Mount.
At the age of 91, Mount has found a way to feed the hungry in the Reno community for more than 40 years. She says nothing will get in her way of serving others. Not even a recent illness.
"I was at the hospital with pneumonia for a week and three days, but I'm feeling fine. Nobody's going to stop me from serving His people, but God and serving my church."
Food donations can be dropped off at 2530 Cannan St. in Reno. Evelyn Mount says she will also accept monetary donations.