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Pandemic Worsens Food Insecurity in North Texas



PLANO, TX – Saturday morning, people began lining up outside Minnie’s Food Pantry in Plano more than two hours before it opened. By the time the non-profit began distributing boxes of food, a line of cars stretched a mile and half down the street and around the corner.

“I literally dialed 911 and asked for the police officers to come help me direct traffic,” said Minnie’s Food Pantry Founder Cheryl Jackson.

That day, the pantry distributed food to just over 600 households. Jackson said the food pantry that typically feeds 5,000 people a month is now feeding 5,000 people a week.