A Texas woman scores a premiere of the animated film after sending a video about her nonprofit

By Mariah Haas
Updated March 13, 2015 10:45 AM
Credit: Courtesy Good Morning America

Hollywood is going to Texas, y’all.

Good Morning America is bringing Home to Plano, Texas, where contest winner Cheryl Jackson (along with her family and friends, of course) will get treated to a screening of the animated feature.

Stars Rihanna, Jim Parsons and Steve Martin – who lend their voices to the new film from DreamWorks – announced Friday morning that Jackson beat out all the other contestants who sent in a video and an essay explaining what they have done to help their community.

Jackson, who runs a nonprofit food pantry called Minnie’s, has fed more than 200,000 people and even has a red carpet at the checkout line.

“What happens when you need food for your family and you apply for food stamps and you are treated like a number and you lose your dignity?” she asks. “You start a food pantry, and you serve people by literally rolling out the red carpet, and you give them the food you wanted to get when you needed help.”

Jackson’s nonprofit will celebrate its seven-year anniversary on April 1.

“What a way to celebrate!” she says. “Give us another reason to dance, laugh and cry … make my granddaughter Camille happy.”

Home hits theaters nationwide on March 27.