Our Story

Hunger must continually be addressed in our community and Minnie’s Food Pantry is and will be the voice of the hungry! Minnie’s Food Pantry was founded by Dr. Cheryl “Action” Jackson to honor her mother,  the late Minnie Hawthorne-Ewing D.D.  We are 100% people and community funded. Every dollar donated provides three meals! Long term underemployment, unemployment and the high cost of food, gas, utilities and rent are forcing more and more people to seek emergency food. The need for emergency food is unprecedented.

What does it take to fight hunger? It takes volunteers from Capitol One, Dr. Pepper,  Bank of America,Fossil,Wells Fargo Bank and many more  who are filling boxes with food donated by Wal-Mart, Market Street and Pizza Hut, delivered throughout the community on a truck funded by TGI Fridays. Minnie’s Food pantry is fortunate to be surrounded by strong, multi-level corporate partnerships.

Minnie’s Food Pantry is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that provides food assistance to children and families in need in our community. Hunger is a growing epidemic and it continues to affect hundreds on a daily basis. Minnie’s Food Pantry provides numerous programs to meet the needs of every person who walks through our doors.

We were featured on The Food Network documentary, Hunger Hits Home, as well as The Ellen Show, Good Morning America,  Entertainment Tonight, The Talk and The Steve Harvey Show.  Minnie’s Food Pantry was also  featured on The American Bible Challenge where  #TeamMinnies won $25,000 to continue the fight against hunger in our community. Celebrities like Mark Burnett and Roma Downey,  Torii and Katrina Hunter, Emmitt and Pat Smith, Devin Harris, Devon Franklin and Meagan Good, Martha Stewart, Kevin Bacon, Pastor Donnie McClurklin, Fred Hammond and many others have supported our fight against hunger.

Minnie’s Food Pantry is one of the leading pantries in Collin County and we are proud members of Feeding America, the North Texas Food Bank and GuideStar. We serve low income families regardless of their race, color, or religion. All donations are tax deductible. With your generous support, Minnie’s Food Pantry will be able to continue to roll out the red carpet and serve families in need. It takes co-operation, efficiency, and strong partnerships to fight hunger.