Minnie Hawthorne-Ewing D.D.

Hunger is a growing problem in the State of Texas. One out of five children suffers from hunger, and the numbers continue to increase. When Jackson’s father died unexpectedly, she wanted to do something to honor her mother, Minnie Hawthorne-Ewing D.D. On April 1,2008 the first family at Minnie’s Food Pantry was served.

As a little girl, Ms. Minnie often wondered if and when she would get her next meal. She painted the picture to Jackson and her siblings of their grandmother walking for miles to work two jobs to provide food and shelter for their family. Jackson’s parents raised seven children. It seemed as though the doors to their home revolved like a store as she watched her parents distribute food, clothes, and most importantly their time and prayers to the community.

Minnie Ewing was a wife, mother, pastor and servant leader. She gave the biggest smile and the best hugs anyone could receive and she knew how to make a person feel valued. She was a woman of wisdom and courage. Ms. Minnie died suddenly MOther’s Day weekend, in May, 2015. She is missed by all who knew her. Although she is gone from this earth, her heavenly smile, love and laughter lives on!

“My parents had little finances, but a Huge Heart! They lead by example” – said Cheryl Jackson, Founder of Minnie’s Food Pantry

From generation to generation, Minnie’s Food Pantry will continue the family legacy of giving that was taught to Jackson by her mother, Minnie. Giving is the fabric of her family. Jackson’s dream is that the world will know who Minnie Ewing was and that they will become part of the mission of Minnie’s Food Pantry that “If you can’t Feed 100 people, then Feed Just One.”