Minnie’s Food Pantry is facing an increase in families needing assistance. Monetary and food donations are dwindling as the demand for food assistance is far exceeding the supply on hand. The number of first-timers continues to increase at an extremely alarming rate, with over 70% of those we serve never having received assistance from Minnie's before. We are anticipating that number to continue to grow as new reports surrounding the unemployment rates continue to rise, as well.
Plano Bicycle Association (PBA) is asking its community to support the families that live in the city we live, work, and ride in. No one should go hungry –– ever! But in Plano, Texas? At Thanksgiving? It’s unthinkable.
Our goal is to raise $5,000, provide 15,000 meals for our community in need. (Every dollar = 3 meals)
A $50 donation will provide a complete Thanksgiving meal to a family in need. Please encourage your family and friends to join the fight against hunger. Consider donating what you can to help.
About Minnie’s Food Pantry
Minnie’s Food Pantry (MFP) is a Plano, Texas-based nonprofit organization headquartered in Plano, Texas. Minnie’s Food Pantry, provides healthy meals, educational resources, and red-carpet treatment to every person that we serve. We have been steadily serving 200+ families on-site at Minnie's every day. That is on top of the pre-COVID-19 service we provide for senior citizens we deliver to and the families we have been serving at local PISD schools, MISD schools, and other community organizations.
About Pantry Pedal
The Pantry Pedal was founded by PBA Members, Matt and Deanna Flanagan in 2018. The program included fundraising in addition to a day of cyclist shopping and delivering donations to Minnie's Food Pantry. Since their start, Matt and Deanna have raised more than $5,200 providing nearly 11,000 meals for those in need.
This year, PBA is supporting the initiative with a virtual event to forego the cyclists gathering food at local grocery stores to avoid the possibility of COVID19 infection. Our goal is to surpass all previous efforts and do everything we can to support our community.