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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Awesome experience and great staff! Would love to volunteer again
We were looking for a team building event for our team of 50. Oh man, we hit the jackpot with Minnie’s. To seenthe need within our own community, to see the faces of the people we helped, it was overwhelming to say the least. Minnie’s has given me a new perspective on the things most of us take for granted. Hunger within our own community. Our post meeting survey had a 100% request to volunteer at Minnie’s again, next year. My entire team found it rewarding. Knowing that Minnie’s is here, fighting the good fight everyday, with no help from the government, helps restore my faith in humanity.
I recently volunteered with Minnies and was impressed with the level of care they have regarding the items they provide to their clients. I worked in the second-hand store readying items for sale and was truly impressed with the standards they have about the products they offer for sale.
I love that they fresh produce that does not met their standards for human consumption is used by local farmers to feed livestock. They seem to waste very little!
A great organization that I hope to have a continuing relationship with!
I volunteered through my job @ Minnie's.It was just so awesome and a lot of fun to help out for a few hours with this amazing charitable organization. Minnie's is Godsend and the work they do is definitely out of love for the community and people in need. The staff is high spirited , motivated and dedicated to serving. I also need to mention Minnie's Resale Store , great place to shop and donate your new or slightly worn clothing and household items. Every thing they do is about giving. I will be back to volunteer on my own and through work . This one is real and should truly be supported.
I had volunteer at Minnie's through my job. I had never heard of Minnie's before. This was a wonderful experience all of the work that Minnie's does for the community is amazing. We work in the resale shop some because it was after an event they had the night before and we love it. Plan on becoming a regular volunteer outside of work, and since my son had to do volunteer work before college this is where we plan on doing a lot of it.
I have volunteered at a lot of food pantries over the years and have never experienced the organization that is Minnie's. Their attention to detail and commitment to providing their customers with a dignified experience is amazing. I plan to volunteer here in the future.
They have such a great structure of where they need help and you, as the volunteer, are able to see your time go to use! We had such a fantastic time volunteering through our work team and would highly recommend it.
Our company along with some affiliates spent the morning at Minnie's Food Pantry. The staff and organization was amazing! What a great experience : )
Volunteering at Minnies Food Pantry was a great experience. You can see the passion it everyone's face as they are doing so much good for the community. It is so nice to be able to interact with the people that you are helping through volunteering and donating at Minnies.
This is a great charity that does wonderful work for this community. It was a privilege to serve with them. We will be back to seve again!!!!
I volunteered with my company and the experience was humbling and amazing. All the volunteers I worked with that day, came from different companies. We came on the same mission, to do what we can with what we have, which is our time. Lynnette and her team were so welcoming and now I have decided to go back whenever they need me. A lot of people are blessed by what Minnie has done and keep on doing. Minnie's Food Pantry is doing what God ask of us to do, that is to help one another. This place is a blessing in many ways. Highfive Minnie's Food Pantry!