OPRAH hosts the Minnies Food Pantry Annual Gala

"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed." - Maya Angelou

Minnies Food Pantry is a community based food pantry run out of Dallas with the goal of serving food to the hungry; no matter your age, race or religion. Through the help of gracious donations, Minnies Food Pantry has been able to provide over six million meals to people in need, with no plan of stopping anytime soon. 

This year, The Make Your Life Sweeter team had the gracious opportunity to attend Minnies Food Pantry's "Feed Just One" Annual Gala with honored keynote speaker, Oprah Winfrey

The night kicked off with a Sugaire® Cotton Candy Infusion and Fluffpop® live spin for fellow guests in the VIP room, which was adorned by many attendees. As the night progressed, everyone began being directed towards the dining room for dinner. Through Minnies Food Pantry, I received an entire table for dinner and was able to invite my closest colleagues and friends to enjoy the magical night. 

As dinner progressed, guests like Joel and Victoria Osteen, Emmit and Pat Smith, and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather all gave speeches on how hunger has effected the lives of millions and how much of an impact Minnies Food Pantry has had on so many people, which was truly inspiring.

Ever since I was a child, I've always enjoyed watching and listening to Oprah and I cannot say how grateful and blessed that I was to be able to listen to her express her thoughts aloud in such an powerful and extraordinary way. 

Towards the end of dinner, Oprah requested that the guests donate a total of $250,000  to help Minnies Food Pantry (which was reached in probably the first ten minutes!). Through donation, I had the amazing opportunity to meet Oprah herself, all the while being able to diminish the fight against hunger. By the end of the night, we were able to raise millions to such an extraordinary cause!

After dinner, guests were escorted back to the VIP room for the after party where they were greeted with a Sugaire® Hot Tea and Infusion Bar, as well as a signature HotPoppin™ Popcorn Bar that was served as everyone was leaving. 

It was such an extraordinary and heart-warming night and am so honored that I, and the Make Your Life Sweeter team had the opportunity to help end the fight against hunger, all the while making life a little sweeter. 

Make Your Life Sweeter,

- Yasmeen

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