Who Is Minnie

Who is Minnie.

Minnie Hawthorne-Ewing

Mother,Pastor & Servant-Leader

Minnie’s Food Pantry was founded by Dr. Cheryl “Action” Jackson to honor her mother, the late Minnie Hawthorne-Ewing D.D. 2008, Minnie’s Food Pantry has provided over six million meals to families.

Minnie’s Food Pantry is 100% funded by the community. 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.

Hunger must continually be addressed and Minnie’s Food Pantry has created a state of the art experience for individuals that are hungry and those who are passionate about reducing hunger. We are the voice of the hungry!

What does it take to fight hunger? It takes great volunteers with a desire to impact the community every time they serve at Minnie’s Food Pantry.

Minnie’s Food Pantry was featured on The Food Network’s 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.​

Celebrities like Ellen Degeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Cuban, 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, Anita Hawkins, Martha Stewart and many others have supported our fight against hunger.

Minnie’s Food Pantry is one of the leading pantries in Collin County and we have earned the Great Non Profits Charity of the year award for 5 years in a row. We also have the coveted gold seal from Guide star charity monitor. We serve low income families regardless of their race, color, or religion.

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