Dr. Cheryl “Action” Jackson is a speaker, consultant, television host, and multi-million dollar successful social entrepreneur. This visionary has struggled from experiencing hunger for her family to providing more than 15 million meals to individuals through her award-winning organization, Minnie’s Food Pantry (MFP), a charity she founded to honor her mother, the late Dr. Minnie Hawthorne-Ewing. Jackson understands the statement work hard in silence and let success speak for you.

Under Jackson’s leadership, her grassroots charity founded in 2008, MFP has expanded from two employees to over 17 employees additionally over 24,000 volunteers have served with her organization. Minnie’s Food Pantry has expanded operations from a small 500 square foot building to over 28,000 square foot building that provides healthy meals, training and additional resources to families in need. Recently the highlight of Jackson’s career was getting media mogul Oprah Winfrey to be the keynote speaker for Minnie’s Food Pantry annual fundraising gala.

Jackson was also received the honor of being included on Ebony's Top Power 100 people in America and her charity received recognition as Community Partner of the year from the City of Plano among other prestigious awards. Jackson has received donations from influencers like Oprah Winfrey, Mark Cuban, and Mark Burnett in support of her charity, Minnie's Food Pantry. Jeffrey Katzenberg and DreamWorks have also recognized Minnie’s Food Pantry. Dr. Jackson has appeared on The Ellen Show in her effort to shine the light on hunger in America. She and #TeamMinnies were the first winners of $25,000 on the American Bible Challenge game show. Jackson has appeared on Good Morning America where she was honored with the Hometown Hero Award by singer Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons who also came to serve at her pantry headquartered in Plano, Texas.

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