Emerald City Band and Oprah Winfrey Support DFW's Largest Food Pantry
Emerald City Band had the honor of performing for Minnie’s Food Pantry’s 10th Anniversary Gala in 2018. Minnie’s Food Pantry is a Plano, Texas based nonprofit organization that aims to reduce hunger by providing healthy meals to those in need. To date, they have provided more than 15 million meals to families in the community and around the nation.
This year’s event sold out quickly, and included a star studded guest list including celebrities such as: Floyd Mayweather, Emmitt Smith, Dallas Mavericks Head Coach Rick Carlisle, Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Fraiser, and many more. Head of Minnie’s Food Pantry – Cheryl ‘Action’ Jackson, delivered a powerful speech on how she built this company from the ground up in the past ten years, before introducing the key speaker for the night, OPRAH WINFREY.
For the gala, Oprah set out with an original goal of raising $250,000. That was quickly surpassed and the event, with its esteemed guests, was able to raise well over a million dollars. Emerald City Band was proud to donate their time and served as the entertainment that brought this whole party to their feet, as well as $5,000.00 to the food pantry. It was a rocking party for the ages that did well for our hearts and community!