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Oprah Attends Annual Gala For Minnie's Food Pantry

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    Oprah Attends Annual Gala For Minnie's Food Pantry

    Oprah delivered the keynote speech at the 10th annual gala for Plano-based Minnie's Food Pantry. (Published Tuesday, April 3, 2018)

    After years of invitations, Oprah Winfrey attended the annual gala for Plano-based Minnie's Food Pantry on Tuesday.

    It was held at The Star in Frisco.

    Oprah walked the red carpet alongside the non-profit's founder Cheryl Jackson, who is a longtime fan of the philanthropist.

    Jackson's non-profit began with one person and has now grown to 11,000 volunteers. It provides healthy food for people in need.

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    Minnie's Food Pantry is named after Jackson's mother who's passed away.

    Jackson said she's invited Oprah to the event for the past eight years.

    Oprah told NBC 5 on the red carpet that she finally accepted the invitation because of Jackson's persistence and passion, along with her ability to execute.

    "After you've lifted yourself up, I can help you lift yourself higher so that's why I came here for Cheryl," Oprah said.

    Other celebrities like Floyd Mayweather, reality TV producer Mark Burnett and Emmitt Smith also attended the sold out event.

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