On April 1, 2008, I founded Minnie's Food Pantry to honor my mother, Minnie Ewing. she was able to watch the community serve in her name for 7 years. As we approach the four year anniversary of her passing, we are honored to share with you that with the news that Minnie's Food Pantry will be moving our headquaters into our "forever home" in late June or early July. This move will double our current capacity and will provide our charity with 28,343-square foot of space in east Plano for us to make a difference.
The past 11 years we have provided 9 million meals to families in North Texas, New York and Pennsylvania. We are thrilled to obtain a stand-alone home of its own to serve as distribution hub, state-of-the-art volunteer center and a site for Minnie's Resale Boutique. Our new home, which was obtained through the help of collaborative realtor and long-time community partner
Cawley and Partners
, is currently being renovated to fit our updated custom programs for the future. We are literally going from giving them a fish to teaching them how to fish.
With the increase in space, we will be able to provide a variety of training classes, host job fairs at our new Minnie's M-Powermenrt Center and continue to provide supplemental food assistance to all those who walk through our doors. There remains a growing need to combat food insecurity, and we continue to be one of the leaders in North Texas. Our goal is to go out of business one dayby providing job skill training for our families and other s in the community which will allow them to obtain long-term employment with better wages.
We are excited for the future of our organization, we are thankful to all of our volunteers who help us serve the thousands of clients we see each month. Without our dedicated volunteers and donors, Minnie's Food Pantry would not have received the award for the #1 Charity in DFW or named Plano's Community Partner of The Year, 2018. Your support, time, trust, and your servant-heart are priceless.
In the upcoming weeks, you will receive updates on how you can permanently fpartner with Minnie's to sponsor a room, chair, computers and more. My prayer is that you see the need and you plant a seed. We are counting on you to make
Thank you for taking this journey with us.Ms. Minnie has to be smiling from heaven.
Dr. Cheryl "Action" Jackson
Founder, Minnie's Food Pantry