Minnie’s Food Pantry Depends on Mitel for Seamless Communications and Collaboration

Mitel, a global leader in business communications, is partnering with Minnies Food Pantry, a North Texas-based nonprofit and champion in the fight against hunger, to power the organizations connections with a cloud-based solution designed to support the mission of providing healthy meals and resources for families in need.

Founded as a labor of love by Cheryl Jackson in honor of her mother, the late Minnie Hawthorne-Ewing, the food pantry began operations in 2008 in a 500-square-foot facility. Demand grew over the years, along with Minnies reputation for delivering a red carpet-worthy experience with personalized attention to each family served. The rapid growth and heightened profile eventually led to a gap in communications. To bridge the divide, Minnies turned to Mitel.

Now, Minnies modern communications infrastructure makes it easy for staff, donors and clients to interact. The Mitel solution also includes simple-to-use contact center and collaboration applications. Contact center capabilities enable Minnies to deliver a better donor and client experience, ensuring high-quality, consistent donor and client relations. Collaboration tools let staff members stay in touch wherever they are, on any device, increasing productivity and keeping operations running smoothly.

Minnies Pantry is also a proud participant of MitelServes. Established in 2018, MitelServes is the companys global giving program through which Mitel employees around the world give back by volunteering in their communities.


Communications is an integral part of what we do, so we want make sure we have the best system in place. This system, and our partnership with Mitel, is priceless because its going to allow us to work more efficiently and raise more donor dollars, said Cheryl Jackson, Founder, Minnies Food Pantry. In the future, we’re becoming a resource center and we’re going to be successful because we have the communication element in process, and in place, to help us to do that. It’s going to be amazing.

Working with Minnies has been a truly rewarding experience for Mitel as an organization and also for our employees, who regularly volunteer at the food pantry, said Daryl Reva, Vice President of UCaaS Marketing, Mitel. What Minnies is doing day in and day out makes a real difference in our community and were proud to support their mission in every way we can.

Additional Information

  • The Mitel unified communications-as-a-service solution deployed at Minnies includes MiCloud Connect, MiCloud Connect Contact Center and Mitel Teamwork.
  • Mitel powers more than 4.6 million cloud seats, including more than 1.4 million UCaaS (public cloud) seats worldwide.
  • Mitel is the only brand recognized across the Gartner Magic Quadrants for Contact Center, Unified Communications and Unified Communications as a Service.

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About Minnies Food Pantry

Minnies Food Pantry was founded by Dr. Cheryl Action Jackson in 2008 in honor of her mother, the late Minnie Hawthorne-Ewing D.D. Since its inception, Minnies Food Pantry has provided over nine million meals and counting. A 501(c)(3) organization, Minnies Food Pantry is 100% community funded and every dollar donated provides three meals to families in need. For more information, please visit https://www.minniesfoodpantry.org/ or email [email protected].

About Mitel

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