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Nov 13, 2012 3:10 PM by The Associated Press

Thanksgiving turkeys stolen from food drive

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Reno police are on the lookout for the thieves who stole more than a dozen Thanksgiving turkeys from freezers in the garage of an 86-year-old woman who has been collecting food for the needy for nearly three decades.

Known as Washoe County's chief good Samaritan, Evelyn Mount says 15 turkeys and about 50 Cornish game hens were taken from two freezers at her northeast Reno home sometime Friday. She's not sure what else is missing.

Mount told the Reno Gazette-Journal that donations to her Community Outreach operation had been relatively sparse so far and that Friday's loss represented a substantial setback. She says she's making an impassioned plea for more donations.

Last year, Community Outreach provided 20,000 food bags to the needy in November and December.

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