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Minnies Food Pantry Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Food Programs, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: To provide free healthy meals and the red carpet treatment to every person that we serve in the community.

Results: Over 5,000 Meals served and six locations in the United States.

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

Community Stories

434 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5 Kristina21

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CalTech volunteered at Minnies Food Panty this week and it was an awesome experience! It was so organized it made us want to come back! We are trying to figure out when we can come back and do it again! Lynette and her whole team were great leaders and have done an outstanding job streamling their process! I would encourage anyone who wants to give back to the community to contact Minnies and see how you can help!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered on last Friday, and Minnie's treats every member of the society with so much care and compassion. I enjoyed every minute volunteering at this location, and I felt that I was able to make a difference in the community. One of the best non profits in the DFW area for sure.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Focus is on helping families, veterans and other people in need in the community with a variety of resources. Food of course being one, and a lot of food passes thru that facility, but also with training on finances and how to prepare meals with the food received. Also, there are clothing items, books, and other sundry items. The staff is beyond nice, they are family to these people. I was impressed and will be volunteering agian

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I loved volunteering with Minnies Food Pantry!! They made it fun and it was organized so that everyone was maximizing their efforts!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great group experience! Dancing, singing, and laughing are all part of the package! You also get to sort REAL food to be provided to families in need. What a great combination!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was absolutely blown away by Cheryl and the entire staff. The experience was fantastic. I had a blast and, more importantly, the opportunity to help serve an undeniably worthwhile cause. It was a blessing. What a wonderful organization. I definitely want to go back and volunteer again....soon !

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with my company and it was an inspiring experience - I look forward to volunteering my time and donations to Minnie's in the future.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Minnie's Food Pantry is a full service shop that includes food services and educational opportunities for people in need of a loving helping hand! I was very impressed with the huge facility and all the people involved. They literally roll out the red carpet for guest services!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a great experience at Minnie's Food Pantry. I have volunteered at many places in the past few years but none have been as rewarding as helping out at Minnie's. Everyone there was extremely friendly and made all the volunteers feel welcomed and appreciated. I especially enjoyed meeting some of the clients that come in for services. I had the opportunity to help carry out the food and really enjoyed talking to the clients and learning a bit about each of them. I also really liked how well organized Minnie's operation is, it seems to all work so well and I know the reason is because of the great staff they have. Congratulations on your great team!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was a great experience in giving back and seeing the actual hand-off to those that are in need. I had the pleasure of being my first time volunteer at Minnie's food Pantry. The staff was very welcoming, organized and grateful.

I will be back to donate my time to volunteer and will tell others as well.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the first time that I have volunteered at Minnies Food Pantry Inc. My first reaction was
very positive! The overall energy and attitude is very welcoming and friendly. The people at check in were kind and patient, they did not seem frustrated or overwhelmed with a full house of people. The facility seems extremely organized and CLEAN. I will volunteer again at some point in the future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

About 20 of us volunteered from our company. We received orientation and assignments. We were busy from 8AM until 11:30AM, non stop. I LOVED it!

The staff at Minnie's was great. They were very friendly and knowledgeable. They gave us a tour of their facilities, the story behind Minnie's and informed us of their community needs, relationships and people that they serve.

I've volunteered with other organizations in the community and they can be very unorganized and not a good use of our time for the number of employees that come to volunteer. I am very impressed with the organization of the various jobs that we were able to do. I can't believe we prepared and served so many people in that short amount of time.

I would like to go back again.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was my first time to volunteer at Minnie's. I will definitely be back. The individuals who operate this non profit are amazing! You can tell these people love their charity! The place is super clean, organized and ran like a well-oiled machine. I can't wait to go back and bring my son!

Thank you for a rewarding experience
Amanda Feldman-Butcher
Prime Lending

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is so loving and all the staff is so passionate about being an advocate for hunger. Minnie's does great work and I am happy I got to volunteer there!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was a great volunteer experience! The staff at Minnie's is extremely organized and succeed in achieving an incredibly efficient and well-run operation. The facility is also extremely clean. More volunteer organizations should follow this model, especially when dealing with food and other perishable items which require quick turnover.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently volunteered at Minnie's Food Pantry. I verified can good expiration dates, sorted items, stacked shelves and helped create need boxes of grocery items. Took donated clothing and other items to drop off locations. This was a very rewarding experience. I was amazed at the dedication of the employees and in awe of the amount of food and meals that this organization provides to those in need. Truly amazing!!!!

Nicki P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people who run this organization are awesome. They're friendly and bright and easily encourage everyone who volunteers to be the same. They were welcoming, kind, and obviously cared about their community. I'm looking forward to going back to volunteer as soon as I can!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was my first time volunteering at Minnie's Food Pantry and it was a most exceptional experience. When the economy crashed in California 2008-2010, I was a food bank customer. Comparing Minnie's to that one, Minnie's is like the taj mahal of food banks! From the quality of the food, to the service, to the personality and style of the personnel. I will go back to volunteer with my company every year. And their resale boutique is amazing as well! I would recommend this food bank to anyone looking for sure!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Minnie's Pantry is a wonderful opportunity to volunteer. Not only because of the cause that they support but also because they are super friendly and also highly organized. Which made the volunteer experience a very positive and productive one. All of the volunteers (50+) had continuous tasks to do the entire time we were there. Dr Cheryl Jackson was there and she is a magnificent soul, fun, loving , smart and a true motivator. Her personality and spirit kept the team going at a great pace and helped everyone enjoy themselves.

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Cheryl J. 03/16/2017

THANK YOU FOR THIS INCREDIBLE REVIEW AND WE HOPE TO SERVE WITH YOU AGAIN SOON.

Robyn31

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit organization touches home for myself. When I was a young girl my mother who was divorced and trying to raise four kids on her own struggled to put food on the table or pay the bills. I can remember eating cereal without milk for dinner. This organization is making a positive impact on so many families with the work they are doing. I enjoyed working along side Cheryl Action Jackson and her team! I can't wait to come back with my seven year old son and allow him to have this experience! Keep up the great work Minnie's team!!