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Minnies Food Pantry Inc.

Rating: 4.98 stars   355 reviews 15,798

Address:

3033 W Parker Rd Suite 116 Plano TX 75023 USA

Mission:

To reduce hunger in the community.

Target demographics:

provide healthy food to families that are in need of the basic necessity of life.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

provide 2.1 meals to families in North Texas!

Geographic areas served:

the state of Texas

Programs:

Feed Just One Camille's Kids Summer Lunch Program Thanksgiving Meal Feeding 5,000 Our Daily Bread Program

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(972) 596-0253
http://www.minniesfoodpantry.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

4 people found this review helpful

Minnie's Food Pantry rolls out the red carpet for everyone - the people they serve, the volunteers that donate their time and the donors who donate food and money. They are led by the fabulous Dr. Cheryl 'Action' Jackson who's passion for serving is contagious. The team ensures that every person who walks through the doors of the building are served with a smile and a hug. The now infamous chant of 'If you can't feed a hundred people, feed just one' says it all in a nutshell. No matter how big or small the difference is...they encourage everyone to just make A DIFFERENCE. And Minnie's does just that for thousands of families every year.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Two cans of corn and 3.4 million meals later
www.minniefoodpantry.org
My name is Cheryl Jackson, I supported the organization called Minnie's Food Pantry because my sister was talking to me and I found out that she only had on can of corn in her house and when I told my husband about it, he said if I asked her for it, she would give it to us. I begged him not to but then we agreed if she brought it, we would give her our savings which at the time was $500 ( which ironically is the amount of your 1st place prize). The back story is that there was a time when I couldn't feed my family of four but then times got better and my husband and I began to see the light at the end of the tunnel BUT to know that my only sister needed food for her family just devastated me. Well, my sister did bring that can of corn to me and we gave her the money. Years later our father would pass away and I needed to find a way to honor my mother so the charity I gave to was the one I started, it's called Minnie's Food pantry and it is named after our Mother, Minnie Ewing who passed away this year on Mothers Day weekend. We are still feeding people in her name, we recently gave food for 10,000 people for Thanksgiving so this contest would help us keep the mission going. To give corn that we didn't have to over 300,000 people and counting means more to me and my sister now that our mother is going. Minnie's Pantry literally rolls out the red carpet for people to get a healthy meal. Giving is the fabric of our family, from generation to generation.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My experience at Minnies Food Pantry was heart warming. The staff was well organized and the need is great. Minnies Food Pantry is fulfilling a great need in our community. They are able to make a little go a long long way and I was thankful for being a part of the experience.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I was very impressed! Minnies is well run and very organized. Great people running a great organization for a good cause. They never turn anybody in need away.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Minnie's is an amazing organization. They are super respectful of the clients who come in for help. Very personal with each one. The amount of food that goes in and out of the food pantry is both awesome and humbling.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

A group of us from work volunteered one morning to help process incoming donations and prepare food for distribution to families in need. I was not only amazed with the commitment and organization of the staff and other volunteers but with the real need in my own community. That morning we served 1,295 people representing 2,247 individual family members and distributed 47,335 pounds of food. What a great experience!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I volunteered recently as Minnie's, having had no previous experience or knowledge of the organization, and I was blown away. Minnie's is truly unique in its endeavors to make each person walking through the door feel special, rather than ashamed as many feel when receiving food at other places. The red carpet, the smiles on everyone's faces, and the overall enthusiasm create a welcoming environment for both customers and volunteers. The organization is extremely organized and the facilities were spotless. I left that day feeling like I had truly made a difference. Minnie's is a wonderful organization with great values. I encourage those who are interested to donate to Minnie's and take the time to volunteer to see just what an impact your donations have on so many lives.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

It was an amazing and humbling opportunity to help a lending hand at Minnie's. Our group was so excited to volunteer, and was so moved by the joy and gratitude of the entire staff. The staff changes lives on the daily with such sincerity and gratitude, and to be able share in this experience with them was wonderful. The staff was able to share stories about their outreach and how much they've grown, and the passion everyone shared was astounding. Can't wait to help out again!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I volunteered for the organization in September, 2015 and was very impressed with the way the volunteers were utilized. The morning began with training and information about the organization and then we were split into groups. I assisted with filling food boxes for distribution. Everyone (volunteers & staff) was extremely helpful, upbeat and friendly. That on top of the fact that everything was so well organized made me feel like I had really made a contribution. I have volunteered for many organizations in my lifetime, but this was one of the most positive & rewarding experiences I have had. I will definitely do it again!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Minnie's Food Pantry is one of the greatest acts of giving I have personally experienced. It goes beyond the walls of giving and feeding but has touched the hearts of every person that volunteers and or donates. I have personally witnessed life changing events in the lives of many of the people fed by Minnies Food Pantry.

Lauretta Pierce CEO/ Founder Covenant Cookies Inc

 
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