Minnie’s Food Pantry was founded by Dr. Cheryl “Action” Jackson to honor her mother, the late Minnie Hawthorne-Ewing D.D. on April 1, 2008. With a mission to provide healthy meals and resources by way of red carpet treatment to those in need, Minnie’s Food Pantry has since distributed over six million meals to families experiencing food-insecurity.
Minnie’s Food Pantry receives no government support and is 100% community funded. Long term underemployment, unemployment and the high cost of food, gas, utilities and rent are forcing more and more people to seek emergency food. According to Forbes, the cost of living is on the rise (3% increase compared to 2016) and government assistance is on the decline. The need for emergency food is unprecedented.
Hunger must continually be addressed and Minnie’s Food Pantry has created a one of a kind red carpet experience for individuals who are affected by hunger and those who are passionate about reducing hunger. The solution is simple. All it takes is great volunteers with a desire to impact the community every time they serve at Minnie’s Food Pantry
Minnie’s Food Pantry has brought light to the issue of food insecurity on both a local and national level. We have been featured on: The Food Network’s documentary, Hunger Hits Home, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, The Talk and The Steve Harvey Show, amongst others. Minnie’s Food Pantry was also featured on The American Bible Challenge where #TeamMinnies won $25,000 to continue the fight against hunger.