Stolen Turkeys and Hens Set Back Evelyn Mount in Preparation for Holiday Meals

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RENO, Nev. -- A Reno philanthropist says preparing meals for families in need will be a little more challenging this year.

Evelyn Mount, known for her Community Outreach Program and her efforts in collecting food for the needy, says she discovered about 15 turkeys and 50 cornish hens missing from her freezer Monday morning. She suspects someone had stolen them sometime between Friday and Sunday evening.

She says her doors and freezer were securely locked, but other non-perishable items may have been taken. Her volunteers are currently doing inventory. The crime was reported to the Reno Police and is currently under investigation.

Mount says her goal for this season is to collect 900 turkeys. She has collected food for the needy since 1983. Community Outreach is open 24 hours and donors can drop off food at anytime.

Walton's Funeral Homes is donating $500 to the cause.