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.