The need for food tripled at Minnie's Food Pantry while our resources slowly dwindled. More families needed food and we had to provide it - despite the sudden cutoff of corporate volunteers because of the pandemic we went into a six-day workweek. Our slogan became "Stay In The Game" We implemented additional safety precautions to protect our employees and the families we serve against COVID-19 and we worked long days and nights!
The pandemic has hit the community in more ways than one. From individuals experiencing job loss, falling behind on bills, unexpected health issues, children adjusting to virtual learning, and senior citizens distancing themselves from their families, what we know is that the financial implications will last for years to come and if people are not fed, their health declines to leave them more susceptible to COVID-19.
This is where you come in!
Hunger is a basic necessity of life and it does not discriminate. Neither do we! Minnie's Food Pantry is committed to providing healthy meals regardless of age, gender, race, and geographic region! As we end the year, I'm asking will you join our fight to reduce hunger in the upcoming year?
You can do so by:
You can make a commitment to do a recurring donation of $13 each month to celebrate our upcoming 13 year anniversary. In the upcoming weeks, we will engage all of our donors with additional ways to be an advocate for those in need of a meal.
As of December 30th (the birthday of Minnie Ewing), our volunteers and donors will always be known as a Heartbeat. You are the heartbeat of Minnie's Food Pantry. Our job is to ensure our pulse is on everything related to food insecurity and to be a voice for those in need. This week Oprah Winfrey posted about Minnie's Food Pantry and she said we were angels in Texas, I must say I completely agree with her.
As I reflect on 2020, I firmly believe I have an angel in heaven named Ms. Minnie and thousands on earth whom I will speak your name in 2021. Hint: Heartbeat page coming soon!
Minnie Blessings in 2021
Dr. Cheryl Jackson