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Minnies Food Pantry Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Coronavirus Relief Food Banks, 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.

Results: Over 11.3 million 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,New York, Pennsylvania

Programs: Feed Just One Camille's Kids Summer Lunch Program Thanksgiving Annual Giveaway Feeding 10,000 Our Daily Bread Program

Community Stories

523 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am fortunate to have worked for Minnies Food Pantry and now turned Volunteer. The environment was friendly, organized, and sanitation techniques were on point. Every single person wore a mask and that made me proud. I saw nothing but hard work and dedication to feeding the community. I very much look forward to volunteering for Minnies in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege to work as a volunteer for 3 weeks or so at the facility and be part of the process involved in putting together the food boxes in thousands and providing them to the local community and at schools. I am so proud of and amazed how everyday so many volunteers come and pitch in and learn. I am also impressed with the owner and the staff and how they run this non profit organization. I am really in love with this facility and look forward to going there every morning. I salute the owner and the staff for carrying out this monumental work for past 12 years. I wish them all the success and ask the community leaders and organizations to give the donations in cash or goods. It will go long ways.

Susan Jaeger L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a first-time volunteer, I was impressed with the positive and inclusive environment. The enthusiasm and joy that everybody brought to the work was Infectious and Inspiring. Can’t wait to go back to be a part of this team!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My dad had stroke and I had to take care of him at home for a year Minnie's allowed me to keep up until he died one year later then I had my own health issues that limited my work and they have continued to help I love the fellowship and attitude toward the clients and the new boutique offers great prices on things that in turn helps the pantry

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We had a wonderful time volunteering with Minne's. Everyone was so nice and friendly. They worked us hard and I sleep good but I will be back!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with Mimi's food pantry was amazing! I felt that everything was organized! The staff showed true leadership and purpose! Everyone involved was essential to the cause at hand. Feeding those who are without brings hope, future and solidity to our precious community! priceless, abundant sacrifice... did not ever go void.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have observed the care and love Minnies Food Pantry gives to each of their clients. They welcome each person with open arms. It is important at Minnies Food Pantry that each client receives quality products and they make that happen. I enjoyed my time volunteering.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Saturday, March 21, 2020, was an awesome experience at Minnie's Food Pantry, Houston, TX. We served 90 clients with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. Thanks to the team who came out to volunteer.

Joy Scott C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing experience for volunteers and clients! Minnie's helps to feed those in need and provides a hand up with dignity, love and grace.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Minnie's Food Pantry is a top notch organization! Every family is treated with honor, respect and love. The facility is neat and clean and the operation runs like a well oiled machine. My experience as a volunteer was fantastic and I'm so excited to be helping this organization going forward.

Sean D.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A well oiled machine that values the humanity in every individual they serve.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an occasional volunteer, I've been incredibly impressed with the passion and commitment of the volunteers who run Minnie's. The organization provides needed food to hundreds of families in the Plano area every week. Minnie's always stresses creating a respectful and welcoming environment for their clients and volunteers.

Eddie E.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Minnie's is a great place to volunteer. Everyone there is friendly and all about feeding the people and educating them on living better.

Jimmy D.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful volunteer experience. There are a few paid staff members, and they are so organized, with an attitude of 'we can make it happen'. They really do put the red carpet out; not just a statement; they really have a red carpet, and they do their best to make each client feel valued, validated, and welcomed.
As a volunteer I am so rewarded! Got a few hours? Spend them wisely, pay it forward, and increase your karma. Basically just do something good!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Minnie's Food Pantry was the best volunteer experience I have ever had! They are well organized, and the facility is very clean. The people are super friendly , and they provide excellent service to those in need. If you or your organization are looking for a great place to donate your time and resources please go to Minnie's Food Pantry!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love how this organization respects each person/family that walks through the doors. Every on staff volunteer is excited about helping from the beginning of their shift to the end and the recipients enjoy the love.

Stephanie S.13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

No better way to spend a morning than volunteering with the amazing staff at Minnie’s. #companyvolunteerday

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Minnie’s!!! We have been volunteering here for years and just love this organization! Everyone is so nice and they are so great to the people who are in need. Everyone is treated like a VIP and the presentation of the food is always amazing! The best non-profit!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Minnies is the very best place to volunteer and make a difference! They are feeding those in need, the highest honor of all!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for different organizations and have been collaborating with Minnie’s Pantry for over4 years. Minnies is my favorite!! Why? Because Minnie’s is a place like no other, where the guests receive a red carpet treatment. By this I mean they do walk on a red carpet but most importantly they are treated with respect, love, care and joy, regardless of their condition. Here you have the opportunity of interacting directly with the guests and receiving from them smiles and hugs of gratitude, and this can make your day.
Sonia Jatem

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered here and the program is very efficient and they do not waste anything. Please consider volunteering or donating to this awesome cause!

Victoria L.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I spent a morning volunteering with unloading and sorting boxes of food. It was such a wonderful experience and a lot of hard work but so worth it. The staff at Minnie's food pantry are such kind and wonderful givers. I had a chance to see them working with recipients and again they were wonderful with them. They are definitely a charity worth giving time and/or donations to.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was my second time to volunteer at Minnie's and I plan to volunteer many more times! It is always a very positive experience. The atmosphere there is very positive and upbeat, and the volunteers that organize and guide the rest of us are always very personable and pleasant. It is also a great way to get to know some coworkers better. I love it!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered as a retiree at Minnie's food pantry almost every week for a year and a 1/2. I have worked in all areas but I love Being a cart runner. They are so organized
in helping the clients that are coming in to pick up food. I Love being able to interact with the clients and give them hugs as I load their food in their vehicle. Will continue to volunteer as long as I am physically able. I also love how they do not discriminate based on zip codes. People come as far away as 40 miles to pick up food monthly from Minnie's food pantry. I love all the people that work here and the regular volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Minnie's takes the time to make sure their families get only good quality meal assistance and that they feel cared about as well! They also coordinate educational opportunities for their both their recipients AND the community they are a part of! Definitely not the paltry outreach food pantry that my family relied on when I was a child!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I enjoyed volunteering February 3 and look forward to coming back. I found the facility very organized, and the supervisor, Ms. Kneeland, very friendly and encouraging. Keep up the good work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

it is an awesome challenge what a non profit org such as Minnies Food Pantry has taken into their mission. I loved the opportunity to meet them and to feel there is a lot of passion behind this team. Please support their cause, because many families in need will appreciate the opportunity of having food for their loved ones through the efforts of this marvelous idea. If you are reading this, you are already a blessed person, share it with others that still dont see!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at Minnie's Food Pantry 2 or 3 times each week and it is one of the most rewarding experiences I look forward to. The mission of Minnie's and the environment are heartwarming. Seeing the clients come in and how they are treated with such love and respect by all of the staff and volunteers really shows you the genuine caring spirit of everyone at Minnie's. I have volunteered at many agencies and locations over my life and rate my experience at Minnie's right at the top.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with the Knights of Columbus for the first time on Wednesday morning, January 8th. All the volunteers were ready to go and eager to help. Minnie's staff were fun, helpful, and full of energy. If you had a question on what to do, they were happy to help and ensure you got your questions answered. It was a lot of fun and very fulfilling to help serve groceries to over 150 needy families!

1 Alexis Lynnette E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Minnie’s Food Pantry Inc. is the best nonprofit that I have ever volunteered at. The staff that works there is so kind and open minded. The door at Minnie’s is always open to help anyone in need. When I volunteer with the pantry, I am always in the WOW center. The WOW center houses all the canned goods, drinks, cereal, vegetables, fruits, bread, snacks, and frozen meat. I truly enjoy sorting food items and making boxes for distribution in the WOW center. I have been volunteering with Minnie’s Food Pantry since I was a junior in high school. I am now a junior in college. I will continue to serve and assist at this great nonprofit!

1 Eddie Broadway F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is a real joy to be a volunteer at Minnie's Pantry. The experience is like none other. Every client is treated with the utmost respect, love, and care. From the moment they walk our "Red Carpet" they are greeted with a smile and served expeditiously with compassion and care. I love being a part of Minnie's Pantry.

1 BurksTitus

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Burks Titus and I worked with Minnies Food Pantry on a volunteer project with AT&T Staff. The entire Minnies Staff was professional and courteous. They made the entire volunteer project seamless. We enjoyed serving the people of Plano alongside the Minnies Staff. We look forward to future volunteer events with the Minnies Family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

friendly staff, great new location, very helpful and kind

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful day. Everything was so organized and it is so rewarding to see the happy faces of the customers.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing! Fantastic service and the people here are amazing!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been my pleasure to be a volunteer at Minnie's Food Pantry over the last nine years. During this time I have observed the difference the pantry has made in the lives of the community, combating hunger.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization! This place runs like a well- oiled machine... serving people food, love, and dignity! My son and I love to volunteer here!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Its a wonderful place to come to help the people who are in need to food. I can't thank all the people who come in and help us enough

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Minnies stands out from any other place I've volunteered at through the sheer power of the love that flows through everything, from the staff to the carts of food put together so well. As soon as you walk through the door there is music playing and a bright red carpet rolled out! The warmth makes it clear that everyone really is a family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everytime I come in everyone is so friendly and helpful, its extremely different than any other place that I've gone

Client Served

Rating: 5

this help me in a time when it was least expected. I remember Minnie's after I lost my job and my budget was limited. I was thankful for the service and will be forever grateful.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great place, awesome experience, very friendly staff. They are very well structured and makes the volunteer job very seamless. Would love to be part of the Minnie family, best in town !

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been coming to minnies for 6 years and never had a bad experience everyone is really nice and courteous and everyone is cheery. They are all in a good mood.

Donor

Rating: 5

its was a blessing and timely the people were good and helpful

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hospitality, Smiles, Friendliness, & whole atmosphere is JUST GREAT!!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

the thing i love the most is that they treat me with respect and make u feel the love and like a person

Client Served

Rating: 5

The people are always so nice. Tanya at the desk is great!!! I always feel so welcome there.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Customer service and the connection between the clients and the staff is amazing. And there is a wonderful selection of food.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It has been a wonderful experience, the staff is very helpful. It is a wonderful place for the community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Minnie's is a beautiful place inside and out. When I first walked through these doors, I was in tears and they welcomed me in. Cheryl has been there for me and I once was a volunteer there. As a senior citizen it is a resource I count on.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They help me out when I need them. I am on a fixed income and when I finish paying my bills I am left with no money. This gets me through the month. I don't need them every month but it is good to know that when I do need them they are here

Client Served

Rating: 5

The people are so nice and friendly, They make you feel right at home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Minnie's Food Pantry is one of the best places ever to volunteer. Dr. Cheryl Jackson and her Team are some of the most kindest and humble people whom I have ever met in my life. Minnie's is a non-profit organization that offers compassion, love, and kindness to those whose hearts are broken from hunger. They REALLY do care about each person who walks through their front door
...and always strive to provide world-class service to each client via the "red carpet". Clients initially arrive with fear and sadness in Minnie's but always leave with smiles and lifted spirits after they are comforted by each of the caring volunteers. Each client receives a box of food that contains canned vegetables, rice, beans, etc. and also receives juice, milk, fresh fruits, veggies, and meat too. They also provide bread and desserts too. I recommend Minnie's food pantry to anyone in need of emergency groceries. If you can't feed a hundred hungry people, then feed just one.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteered here from Bank of America and to see how much food Minnie's takes in and give back to the families in need, truly made my heart happy! With all the negatives in the world now, its great to see people in the community doing things to help. I plan on volunteering here more!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FedEx Cares- our team enjoyed helping the team at Minnies do ALL that was needed while we were there.
We actually arrived on a day they were serving there 1 Million family. Minnies made it an exciting celebration! the Client served was elated!
Minnies Food Pantry has created a wonderful caring, giving atmosphere- It was easy to see the Blessings that putting in some work was truly helpful for People in need.
Please if your going to Volunteer anywhere- go check out Minnies!

TGray

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered to help at Minnies Pantry and it was the most eye opening rewarding experience I have ever had. Minnies Pantry not only gives food (a good variety of food) to thousands of people in need. The food is inspected before being given out. Not even a can that has a dent on it - It was amazing!!
I had the honor to assisting at a Sr. living facility. It was great to bring food to the elderly and bring a smile to there face!
Minnies - What you are doing for the community is so wonderful! You have truly blessed ever person you come in contact with! I will be honored to volunteer again. I will also be bring items to you in the future!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My first introduction to Minnie's Food Pantry was through collaboration between a Business Resource Group at my employer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and Minnie's. One of the first things that I noticed about Minnie's was the positive energy that I felt when I was there. The staff had extremely positive attitudes and energy when they talked about their work as well as when they worked with or trained volunteers. The volunteers fed off the energy from the staff and it created a virtuous circle in terms of positive energy. I have been very fortunate to have an opportunity to volunteer with Minnie's several times since 2017. My most recent volunteer event was Friday October 5, 2018 and while Minnie's has expanded the scope of their work in the community they still exhibit the same positive energy in all that they do. It has been a pleasure every time I have volunteered at Minnie's.

- William

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered as part of a work event and loved it! Everyone at Minnie's was extremely professional, organized and extremely appreciative! They do great work helping our friends and neighbors in need - in a variety of ways. It was extremely eye-opening and rewarding! Kudos to Minnie's for all they do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It wasn't just volunteering....It was an experience! The staff is very friendly and you can feel how passionate they are about Minnies. Every department is organized; from the storage room, the main lobby to the boutique store. If I lived in TX I would be a regular volunteer. This is a great place for companies to have their colleagues volunteer or even families to support the local community. Minnies definitely makes a difference.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was an amazing experience. It's humbling to see the number of people who cannot afford meals for their families. I found myself hugging and talking to everyone I could. I saw people load food in suitcases, because it was easier to transport via the city bus. And everyone was so very thankful and nice to all of us volunteering that day. If you ever have a chance to donate a few hours of your time, this is definitely the place to volunteer. My whole family is going back to help with Thanksgiving. We all appreciate Minnie's Food Pantry. Thank you all for allowing me to experience all the good you do for our community and surrounding counties.

1 Chase E. K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at Minnies Food Pantry was an experience of a lifetime. To see all those smiling faces after receiving so much food was so fulfilling. Minnies Food Pantry goes above and beyond for the community. I would definitely give my time again to such a wonderful cause.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful experience volunteering for Minnies Food Pantry. The staff is very dedicated to what they do and are very committed to the experience everyone has when they walk through the doors. From those in need of their services to the volunteers that come in everyone is impacted in a positive way. If you have not volunteered at Minnie's you don't know what you are missing. It would be a wonderful thing to show your kids as well as having the tremendous experience of helping those in your community.

Elizabeth Downing F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with a group from work and this was so much fun! Minnie's is a well oiled machine and I was very impressed with their dedication to providing for the community. I look forward to volunteering there again.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great environment, helping people be seen in an affluent community who need help. Wonderful staff who truly care and are working hard to make a difference.