Hollywood Power Couple, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, to be Honored at Minnie's Food Pantry Gala

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The Couple will receive the Minnie Ewing Legacy Award at the 10th Annual Feed Just One Gala

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Roma Downey and Mark Burnett

“The evening will include some of the biggest red-carpet names in the world talking about hunger and how the power of one and the collective force of many can reduce it,” said Dr. Cheryl “Action” Jackson, founder of Minnie’s Food Pantry. “It will be unforgettable.”

Minnie’s Food Pantry, a national non-profit organization with a mission of reducing hunger, will honor Emmy® nominated actress, author and President of LightWorkers Media, Roma Downey and award-winning television and film producer Mark Burnett, President of MGM Television Group and Digital with the Minnie Ewing Legacy Award presented by Toyota. The legacy award identifies, supports and celebrates individuals who have demonstrated “the heart of a giver” in the same way that Minnie Ewing lived her life. It acknowledges individuals who have exhibited outstanding leadership and contributed at least 300,000 meals to Minnie’s Food Pantry.

“Since inception, I’ve always believed that families who need food should walk the red carpet and be treated with dignity and respect,” said Dr. Cheryl “Action” Jackson, founder of Minnie’s Food Pantry. “The honorees for this year’s gala have literally created red-carpet moments around the world, so it makes sense to honor Roma Downey and Mark Burnett for their gift to the world and their support of Minnie’s Food Pantry.”

Famed pastors, Joel and Victria Osteen will present them with the award at Minnie’s Food Pantry’s 10th Annual “Feed Just One” Gala, which will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Collin County, Texas. The red-carpet will start at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner and program will start at 7 p.m. Literary agents, Jan Miller and Jeff Rich and former major league baseball player, Torii Hunter and his wife, Katrina, will serve as the honorary chairs.

The 10th Annual Feed Just One Gala will bring Hollywood to Texas, with numerous celebrities confirmed including Hollywood actress, Brely Evans, who will serve as the red-carpet host; New York Giants linebacker, Keenan Robinson and his wife, Lauren; megachurch pastors Bishop T.D. Jakes and Mrs. Serita Jakes and John and Aventer Gray; and NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt and Pat Smith. The gala will include performances by GRAMMY® award winning gospel recording artists, Israel Houghton and Donnie McClurkin. Kevin Frazier of Entertainment Tonight will host the event and Oprah Winfrey will be the keynote speaker.

“The evening will include some of the biggest red-carpet names in the world talking about hunger and how the power of one and the collective force of many can reduce it,” added Jackson. “It will be unforgettable.”

Minnie’s Food Pantry’s 10th Annual “Feed Just One” Gala is sponsored by Albertson’s/Tom Thumb, title sponsor; Fossil, premier sponsor; Toyota, presenting sponsor and Rembert Custom Builders. The evening will include dinner, a live auction and remarks from Oprah Winfrey. Minnie’s Food Pantry has also created a raffle to give one lucky person a chance to win their way in. The winner will receive two VIP tickets to Minnie’s Food Pantry, red carpet access, transportation to and from the event in a Rolls Royce Ghost (local Dallas Metroplex only) and a photo with Oprah Winfrey. Raffle tickets are $50 each or 3 tickets for $100 and may be purchased by texting MFP10 to 41444.

Gala tickets are selling fast. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/minnies-food-pantry-10th-annual-gala-tickets-42171743821. For sponsorships, please email Zoya@MinniesFoodPantry.org or call (214) 709-4449

Founded by Dr. Cheryl “Action” Jackson, Minnie’s Food Pantry has literally been rolling out the red carpet for more than 10 years as they provide food for families living in low income, food insecure households. An award winning non-profit organization and largest food pantry in Collin County, Texas, Minnie’s Food Pantry has provided more than 7 million meals and brought the issue of food insecurity to the forefront on both a local and national level through features on national television shows including, Good Morning America, ELLEN, Steve Harvey TV and The Food Network. Through supplemental food assistance, educational resources and support from the community, Minnie’s Food Pantry has changed the stigma associated with hunger and are further reducing hunger by expanding into schools across the country. Over the years, many corporate sponsors and celebrities have joined Minnie’s Food Pantry in the fight to reduce hunger including former MLB pitcher Latroy and Anita Hawkins, Dallas Mavericks owner and business mogul Mark Cuban, Hollywood actresses Meagan Good and Regina King, movie producers DeVon Franklin and Will Packer, pop superstar Rihanna, recording artists Kenny Lattimore and BeBe Winans and now global media leader Oprah Winfrey.

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