Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry Campaign
Rhonda Jackson, MSW, is state director of Share Our Strength, a national program. She is passionate about ending childhood hunger in Louisiana by ensuring all kids have access to healthy meals and are therefore prepared to learn and able to thrive. Throughout her career, Rhonda has advocated for the needs of children in the school system and working with local nonprofits to implement universal school breakfast programs where every child could at least begin the day prepared at least from a nutritional standpoint.
"Feeding children is not only a worthwhile endeavor but also an important component in reducing health and educational disparities. My leadership style and my approach to reach this benchmark is to think big and creatively, connect with people on their level by actively listening to their needs and concerns and finding an approach that is based on best practices, logic and compassion. I believe that same approach will be of utmost importance for help children impacted by childhood trauma."
A native resident of New Orleans, Rhonda continues to be an active in New Orleans culture since her earliest memories as a child viewing the Mardi Gras Indian feathers in her local park.