Cheryl “Action” Jackson is an author, speaker, tv host, and a multi-million dollar successful social entrepreneur. Just as her nickname suggests, Cheryl Jackson is a woman of action! This matriarch has struggled from experiencing hunger to providing more than 15 million meals to children and families through her award-winning organization, Minnie’s Food Pantry, a charity she founded to honor her mother, the late Dr. Minnie Hawthorne-Ewing.
Under Jackson’s leadership, her staff and volunteers have provided over six million meals and have expanded operations from a small 500square foot building to over 18,000 square foot building of love and hope for the hungry.
Jackson recently received $100,000 from Oprah Winfrey, Mark Cuban, and Mark Burnettin’s support of her charity. She also appeared on The Ellen Showandher charity was awarded $30,000 and a new vehicle from the megastar. She and #TeamMinnies were the first winners of the American Bible Challenge game show. She has appeared on Good Morning America where she was honored with the Home Hero Awardbysinger Rihanna, Steve Martin, and Jim Parsons who also came to serve with her. She has been recognized and featured nationally in Essence, Jet Magazine, ABC News, NBC, CBS The Talk, Oprah Winfrey.com, TBNand The Steve Harvey Show.
Jackson has interviewed A-list celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, Viola Davis, Magic Johnson, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, and numerous others. Jackson is an author and a writer for the Huffington Post. She resides in Texas with her husband of 30 years. She has two sons and daughters and 4 incredibly beautiful grandchildren. Most importantly Jackson loves God and she gives him all the praise for the doors that have been closed and opened in her life.