Minnies Food Pantry Inc.

Rating: 4.98 stars   355 reviews

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  

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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The thing that I have observed about Minnie's Food Pantry is that not only is it about Food. It's about kindness, caring and treating the client with respect. A difference is being made each day there. The do amazing things..

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Just to have more volunteers... !

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

There is no pantry that can come close to the love you feel when you step inside Minnie's.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I constantly keep hearing about this wonderful food pantry that rolls out the red carpet when people need help, so I had to investigate. To my surprise, it was better than what I heard. The staff is so warm and friendly and Mrs. Jackson gives you such a warm embrace and a beautiful smile. Truly they are a blessing to the Collin County Community. I can see why they were featured on Hunger in America special on the Food Network. Kudos to Minnie's Food Pantry. Please do what you can to make sure their doors never close.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered at Minnie's Food Pantry for over 3 years and this organization has not changed the high level of serviced that they provide. They always ensure that they are giving best quailty of food checking the date, and package of every food item they receive.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Sorting and stocking the shelves with quality food.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them get a bigger place.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I believe it is the leadership of the Executive Director and the Board, coupled with fantastic volunteers, that sets this organization apart from others. Speak with any one of them and it is readily apparent the passion and commitment they have. They show such sound and compassionate decision making, that it is no wonder why Minnie's is such a success and doing so much good for so many people. This is a group making real and positive change. Minnie's Food Pantry is an inspiration and makes you feel hopeful for the future of our community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am most impressed by the results Minnie's is able to achieve, by helping the number of people and families in our community. They have found ways to stretch every penny and every volunteer hour to do the most good possible.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only change I would make to this organization would be to help them get more funding to continue to the great work they are doing!

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I'm so impressed by the whole staff and all the volunteers. Their enthusiasm is genuine and contagious. Each person that passes through their doors is cared for AND cared ABOUT! You come out feeling respected, nutured and at peace. They are wonderful examples of what this world CAN be.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the people I have referred to them, in my own experience of visiting their store.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it BIGGER!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I read, I saw, and I had to give. I find it amazing that the people at this food pantry can make people feel so great and inspired. This food pantry gives more than food and the place is magical. You must see it to believe it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Donated funds to help them achieve their mission.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give more money since some people don't have the time.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Minnie's Food Pantry is a top of the line food pantry. The people there are always so nice and friendly while feeding the people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Families who received food thanked me for referring them to Minnie's Food Pantry.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Minnie's Food Pantry is much need in our community. Minnie's serves a resource to people who need food and words of encourgament and hope.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I refered a family that needed food. Before I can ask the family about thier experience at Minnie's Food Pantry, they ran up and hug me and thanked me for telling them about Minnie's Food Pantry.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I read an article about Minnie's Food Pantry in my local newspaper. The article indicated that the pantry served client nutritious meals including meat, salad and fruit. I was happy to know that such an amazing place was located in my community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I visited the facility and I was amazed!!! The facility was clean, and was playing uplifiting music. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I watched people leaving the pantry with shopping carts full of food and smiles on their faces.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I have watched Minnie's Food Pantry distribute nutritional meals to the public and experienced the love in whch they do it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I walked people to their car, clapped when they entered the building and showed love to them during their time of need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None except give them more finances

 
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