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Minnie’s Food Pantry

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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

549 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I live in mesquite, my niece and I had no power for two weeks and into our third week with no Water. With the ice storm driving was not an option so food was very low. On Monday 22 we saw a commercial of Minnie's food giveaway in Plano. This was a first time for us,and a pleasant experience. The staff was Great and Thank you for the Food.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Nice place to work at. I was teated nice when i worked at minnies they like to help the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at Minnie's during the pandemic and I have loved and enjoyed the experience, I was made to feel as if I was apart of the family. The staff is loving and caring and has a wonderful team with Big Hearts!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Me gusta trabajar en Minnie's por el ambiente. Yo no eh tenido ningun problema con discriminacion como en otros lugares. Las encargadas son muy amables con los trabajadores y nos tratan con respeto cuando habalan con noxsotros.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

trabajar en minnie es exselente trantan muy bien a todo el personal para mi fue de lo mejor y me gustaria seguir trabando aqui . GRACIAS .

Volunteer

Rating: 5

hi this is juan c vidarte im normally work for ntfb im a lider i have 25 people on my line every day
but i have a good experience and a pleasure to work at minnies is not only about money is the interacting with the people waiting out side of minnies and prepper for food because they need it all beatifull moments to server and share with then and super freindly workers thanks minnies for the oportunity to work with you guys and all the staff you guys do for everybody thanks again

Volunteer

Rating: 5

mi esperiensia travajando con minnies food pantry es una de las mejores organisaciones que e travajado el carisma y la amivilidad de las personas me gusta mucho si me bolvieran a invitar otraves lo aseptaria con mucho gusto les recomiendo a todos este lugar no se van a repentir yo le doi las gracias a todo el personar de minnies food pantry por ser tan amables

Volunteer

Rating: 5

es una experiencia muy bonita el trabajo la gente todo es un complemento el poder ayudar en esta organizacion me fortalece y me ayuda a ser mejor persona me gusta el trato de los superiores y la gente que trabaja junto a mi son buenas personas esta todo bien organizado es genial poder aportar en algo.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

me encanta este trabajo porquehay un ambiente bonito y porque hay personas muy buenas de muy buen Corazon y me gusta recomendar este lugar porque es muy Bueno en todos los aspectos tanto en ambiente como en ayudar a las personas necesitadas en pocas palabras es un lugar muy agradable y me encanta el trabajo todo lo que hago me gusta y lo hago con mucho gusto. Y es un lugar muy familiar. Y me ha gustado Tambien mucho porque me dio la oportinidad de tener trabajo para poder sacar Adelante a mis hijo porque no tenia trabajo y en este lugar lo encontre trabajando aqui.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started working at Mini's Food Pantry 08/3/2020. It's been a very good experience working here and i love it. Everybody is nice, teamwork is a great deal here, and the best of it all the founder is so down to earth. She's always greeting us with a smile on her face, and always appreciating what we do and thanking us for choosing to help at Mini's. I love working here, i love the staffs and it's fulfilling helping to serve others.

Mini's food pantry is a place to be, i always look forward to going there.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering at Minnie's Food Pantry. It is a wonderful experience to help feed the community. Minnie's is the most generous pantry that I know of. They give such a variety of nutritious food. The staff is wonderful and very caring. This is the best experience in my lifetime.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Es una experiencia maravillosa, de crecimiento personal increible e inspirador.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ha sido fabulosa, divertida, me encanta venir porque me siento en familia. GRACIAS por la oportunidad.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Agradable ambiente de trabajo. Es una experiencia unica trabajar con el equipo de minnie`s .

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ha sido una gran experiencia poder trabajar en Minnies Foood Pantry ya que me a permitido poder servir a la comunidad y ayudar en estos tiempos dificiles ademas que es un gran ambiente de trabajo todos nos tratamos como familia con respeto y gran amor.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Minnie's Food Pantry has changed my life for the better and will always hold such a special place in my heart. I am blessed to be able to volunteer here and serve our community. The staff has truly made me feel like I am a part of the Minnie's family. One thing I have loved about Minnie's since the first day I came in to the building, is the incredible and amazing positive energy that is in this place! Everyone welcomes you with a smile, a pep talk, we turn the music up loud, dance,sing and we HAVE SO MUCH FUN while we work. I truly look forward to coming here every time I work. It's rare nowadays to get excited to wake up each morning and look forward to going to work, but I do. Minnie's has given me the ability to serve others and it brings so much fulfillment and joy to me. No matter what task I am doing, I am able to do it with extreme pride and happiness because of this place.
-Jenn M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Es un lugar de bendicion, siento que mientras ayudo a ayudar a otros me ayudan a mi! es hermoso formar parte de esto, pues tambien se siente la alegria de todo el que forma parte de este equipo por hacer lo que hacen. Dios nos siga bendiciendfo con MInnies!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Minnie's has changed my life. They have greatly blessed my family and me beyond measure. The love that Minnie's and the staff share is priceless. "One team, one dream, one goal".

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ha sido grandioso, me encanta ser parte de esta gran familia. Saber que muchas personas pueden recibir alimentos y que cada vez que sirvan su comida yo he sido parte de eso. Dios bendiga esta empresa y multiplique sus dones al ciento por uno.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have never met a group of people so kind and generous as the people at Minnie's food pantry. Every single one of their staff have a genuine willingness to serve and love others. This can be seen in all the work they do for our community. They are not only providing food for those who need it, they make sure that there is no shame that comes along with it. They focus on making every one of their guests feel like royalty. I will continue to come back to Minnie's food pantry to serve and support their cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Minnie's is such a pleasure to volunteer at! The love and the kindness that is shown here is truly authentic and the kindness here is real! The clients that come to Minnie's know that they will receive the best service and will be treated with the utmost respect. Minnie's is organized, clean, safe, and the staff is well knowledged in what they are doing and communicate it effectively. I'm proud for the past 5 years to be a volunteer here at Minnie's!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am truly blessed to have been introduced to Minnie's. I have been working here since March 2020, and it has been an eye opening experience. To be able to help out others in need warms my heart. I look forward to coming into work every morning because of the people here. Such a warm welcoming and so many laughs daily with the staff. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. If you cant feed 100 people, feed just one.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working at Minnie's Food Pantry for a few months now and I am really happy to be a part of this wonderful organization. The people and environment are friendly, which makes it easy and fun to work at. I highly recommend coming here if you are in need of their services, or if you simply want to give back to the community!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Minnies Food Pantry has changed my life! Not only is it an awesome place to work but a place full of love, laughter and great friendships. It is a place where we all work as a team to help and serve our community. Our goal here at Minnie's is to make sure everyone feels loved and no one walks away hungry!

Whitney C.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Minnie's through a sister of mine and I am SO grateful that I was! Becoming a Volunteer at Minnie's has been absolutely life changing. I'm blessed every morning going into work with such an amazing organization! It warms my heart to work with amazing people that truly have extraordinary passion for serving our community. The leaders at Minnie's are always walking in the example of excellence that our guests deserve as they literally walk the red carpet to be served. Thank you Minnie's for allowing me to serve along with you and be apart of making the difference we do in our community!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Minnie's since March. Since my first day I wanted to come back and be a part of the Minnie's team. The entire Minnie's staff makes you feel welcomed and they are always so cheerful and enthusiastic. I have enjoyed being a part of a team that is truly making a difference in the community. Most of the time I am outside checking in guest and you can see Minnie's Food Pantry is impacting so many people because they tell me everyday that they are glad Minnie's is helping serving them. We have also gone to schools to serve families in Plano ISD and McKinney ISD. It is amazing to see that Minnie's is partnering with others in order to help those who are struggling during this pandemic. Also, you can see that Cheryl and her executive team are doing their best in order to make a difference.

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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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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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.

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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