More than 4,000 families received a Thanksgiving meal on Saturday. A Big thanks to a drive-thru food giveaway organized by a local food pantry.
The Emerald City Band and the Dallas Mavericks Maniaacs performed during the drive-thru event while the folks at Minnie's Food Pantry loaded turkey dinners in the cars.
This is the 13th annual giveaway for the pantry, but it almost didn't happen this year.
The pantry suffered losses due to lack of funds and forced 35 employees of its employee to go from services.
But Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban stepped in and offered to pay their salaries through the rest of the year.
Cheryl Jackson, founder of Minnie’s Food Pantry said, "Everybody was crying, everybody was hugging, and it was just living in this building because, on that Friday, they thought that was their last day. There was no way that we could do what we do out here if they had to leave. And thanks to the Dallas Mavericks."
Since the pandemic hit, Minnie's has served more than 4 million meals.