2022 Speaker

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 17.5 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 meals and has expanded operations from a small 500 square foot building to over 28,000 square foot building of love and hope for the hungry.

Jackson has been recognized by Oprah Winfrey, Mark Cuban, and Mark Burnett for her successes as an individual and her dedication to her community support of her charity.  She has appeared on The Ellen Show and  has appeared on Good Morning America where she was honored with the Home Town Hero Award by singer 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, TBN and The Steve Harvey Show.

She resides in north Texas with her husband of 35 years. She has two sons and 6 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. 

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