Lucinda Perry Jones is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Operation Food Search, a hunger relief organization in St. Louis, Missouri. Lucinda’s expertise centers around organizational strategy and transformational change. She brings 30 years of experience working in the private, public, and non-profit sectors in the fields of public health; cultural, advocacy, and academic institutions; and grocery retail.
- Lucinda’s number one habit is laughter is and tapping into the energy from it.
- With Operation Food Search, Lucinda went from finding almost expired food to creating sustainability and disrupting how hunger takes place.
- She learned how to solve the problems at the root so we can create more sustainable and survivable communities.
- She has transformed her program with healthcare companies and Medicaid to help serve women who are pregnant.
- To make policy, you have to show those effected what their return on investment will be.
- What products can we make? How are we finding them? Who are we impacting? What do we want to do?
- Ask deep questions like how do institutions support or inhibit people from getting food?
- Lucinda wants to help train people to make changes.
- Lucinda invites you to volunteer with many others in Operation Food Search.
- Pay attention to all the factors of food.
Lucinda Perry Jones’s Recharge Round
- Share with us how you believe your mindset affects your life? She has a growth mindset and loves change. It lets her do more than she’s ever thought she could.
- What do you do daily to bring Energy into your life? She gets her energy from her studies and it helps her strengthen her resolve.
- Share the number one connection that has made the biggest impact on your life? Living with her sister and husband in Washington D.C. made a big impact on her.
- What advice has Influenced you the most in your life? “It’s about the journey and not the destination.”
- Recommend a book and share why you love it? Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
- Define in one sentence or less, what legacy you want to leave on the world? Her legacy is to leave just a little bit better world because she has had the courage to believe and act on the notion that it could be better.
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