Ep: 085 Lucinda Perry Jones

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Lucinda Perry JonesLucinda 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.

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Show Notes:

  • 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. What advice has Influenced you the most in your life? “It’s about the journey and not the destination.”
  5. Recommend a book and share why you love it? Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
  6. 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.

Contact:

www.operationfoodsearch.org

lucinda.perry@operationfoodsearch.org

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