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.
My office has supported Minnies this past year. Some of the people have volunteered at Minnies Pantry, some have help with contributions, and some have helped by donating facility equipment. Cheryl Jackson inspires all who she speak with. We would like to see her mission of eliminating hunger and providing the community with healthy food to eat.
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I give to Minnie's because I know they do their best to eliminate hunger. I feel confident my donations are being put to good use through this organization.
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Minnie's Food Pantry has filled an important need in our community. Cheryl Jackson inspires people with her amazing energy and passion to be theri best selves and reach out to others. Her sincere comittment and compassionate personality infuse the entire organization. they are truly making a difference.
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When was the last time you can honestly say YOU changed someone's life? In the case of Minnie's Food Pantry - this is no cliche - flat out, lives are changed everyday. This is the mission, a passion, a life-purpose for Cheryl "Action" Jackson and everyone involved in the organization.
Minnie's Food Pantry is so much more than a food pantry - Minnie's is a MOVEMENT. Families struggling with basic human needs and desperate to feed their children and themselves may COME to Minnie's for food - but they walk away FULL of so much more than food. Clients are treated with dignity and get Red Carpet Treatment. The love, energy and support is overwhelming. Minnie's impact extends beyond serving food to the hungry and homeless - it changes everyone involved.
We wanted to teach our three little boys the value of volunteering and service, so we volunteered at Thanksgiving and - and the course of our family has been changed. Can you imagine what many kids consider a chore - volunteering - our little boys ASK over and over, 'When can we go to Minnie's again??' 'When can we help again?" "When will we be able to make more boxes?' A continuing chorus of "Can I stack the beans this time, I want to help with pulling food, I want to work the line or separate items.' Minnie's Food Pantry is now part of the fabric of our family, we will continue serving and offering ourselves. We see it firsthand - what a difference this makes to so many. The question isn't why would you help - it truly is, why WOULDN'T you help? I challenge you to give your donations, your time, your hands and further this cause.
Cheryl "Action" Jackson, Momma Minnie, and their entire family represent Minnie's Food Pantry. Cheryl, Erica and all the staff are top-notch! The volunteers are warm, loving and supportive! Once you go through the doors of Minnie's - whether seeking food or comfort - or if you are offering your time or money - you may be giving - but what you get is so much more!!
Cheryl "Action" Jackson has motivated me to do something I have never done before. Help feed the homeless and hungry. I had the pleasure of meeting Cheryl the weekend before Thanksgiving. She told me of her effort to provide a full Thanksgiving meal for hundreds and hundreds of families who otherwise would go without. And as she does so well, at the end of her story - she looked me in the eyes and said What are YOU doing to help? The experience of donating and then volunteering to help feed those hundreds of families provided MY family with perhaps the best Thanksgiving ever. Two weeks later "Action" Jackson had me stocking shelves at Minnie's Food Pantry. Today we look for other ways to continue to help this incredible effort. It is our belief that Minnie's Food Pantry offers a unique method of feeding the hungry. They do it with grace and dignity. It is one of the coolest things that Cheryl has developed - the ability for the hungry to come into Minnie's and go "grocery shopping" for their food. You can't imagine how different that is from just a handout. What Cheryl has created in Minnie's is the seed of an idea that needs to be planted and replanted across Texas and throughout America. This is an organization that can be trusted, is dependable and cares about the people they serve. And they desperately need your donation and help. Please do whatever you can to help Minnie's Food Pantry grow and help Cheryl "Action" Jackson take this concept across the country to wipe out hunger. I'm proud my family knows Cheryl and is associated with Minnie's Food Pantry.