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New Year, New Hope

We ended 2020 with a clear vision. We know our mission this year will be greater. Can we depend on you to become a Minnie’s Monthly Meal Ambassador? It’s a simple ask. Make a decision to donate $13 dollars or more to Minnie’s every month. You would provide over 500 meals for a neighbor in…

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Microsoft Corp’s Nonprofit Tech Acceleration (NTA) program for Black and African American communities

Plano, TX – January 8, 2021 – Minnie’s Food Pantry (Minnie’s Food Pantry) is pleased to announce that its organization is the recipient of Microsoft Corp’s Nonprofit Tech Acceleration (NTA) program for Black and African American communities.  Launched this fall, Microsoft’s NTA program provides U.S. nonprofits that serve Black and African American communities with transformative…

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2020: Our Impact

We started off the year with a 6-month waiting list for people to volunteer and were running our food pantry, educational programs, and partnerships as usual. On March 16th everything changed. I received a phone called from Plano ISD and McKinney ISD saying there were thousands of children who needed a meal and they needed our help.…

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Thank you, Oprah Winfrey, for shining the light on people suffering from food insecurity across the country!

  The facts are real, our charity has gone from serving 5,000 people per month to an all-time high of 30,000 people per month since the pandemic hit. This wasn’t the first time Oprah has helped Minnie’s Food Pantry! She attended our 2018 gala and has donated to Minnie’s Food Pantry. She is a true…

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Highlights of our 2020 Thanksgiving Giveaway!

This pandemic has brought a lot of challenges to Minnie’s Food Pantry. Last year, we had 628 volunteers. This year we had 150 volunteers. Last year we had 2,000 signed up to receive a Thanksgiving meal and this year over 4,000 people signed up! Despite the low volunteers and extra safety precautions – we were…

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The Tiniest Hands Meet One of North Texas’ Biggest Needs

All of us at Minnie’s Food Pantry would like to say THANK YOU to all the staff, children, and parents of KinderCare Learning Center in Dallas! They hosted a food drive on our behalf and we were blown away by the amount of food received. Watch the video below that recently aired on NBCDFW! The…

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Thank You YMSL for the Beautiful Tribute to Minnie Ewing

Tears, tears, and more tears this morning at @minniespantry when YMSL stopped by with not only food donations but a beautiful tribute to our namesake, the beautiful Ms. Minnie!!!!!!  What an incredible surprise and honor! Here are the words: MINNIE HAWTHORNE-EWING Celebrating the legacy of a Mother, Pastor, and Community leader. Minnie’s Food Pantry was…

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Cardboard Baler Donated by Kroger

Kroger’s Zero Waste program focuses on eliminating waste within our communities and by donating a cardboard baler to Minnie’s Food Pantry, they are helping us do JUST THAT!

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The Galaxy Rover Team Rolled into Action for Minnie’s Food Pantry

All of us at Minnie’s Food Pantry would like to say THANK YOU to everyone on Samsung’s Galaxy Rover team! They rolled into action when we needed it the most. Here’s what they had to say: Like most charity organizations, Minnie’s Food Pantry felt the reverberated impact of COVID-19 as it spiraled throughout their community.…

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2020 Thanksgiving Giveaway

Each year Minnie’s Food Pantry hosts an annual Thanksgiving Giveaway where volunteers and community sponsors come together to distribute complete Thanksgiving meals (including a turkey and all the trimmings) to families who would otherwise go without in North Texas.