Baton Rouge, LA – January 18, 2023 – In Washington, DC, today, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was named vice chair of the Mayors Alliance to End Childhood Hunger, a nonpartisan coalition working in partnership with the national nonprofit Share Our Strength and No Kid Hungry campaign.
Mayor Broome was an inaugural member of the Alliance, launched last year, and will take on the chair position in 2024.
The Mayors Alliance taps the individual and collective leadership of mayors to take meaningful action to end childhood hunger in communities nationwide through policies and partnerships that promote access to school and summer meal programs, grocery benefits like WIC and SNAP, and a host of local resources.
“Hunger is a solvable issue, a non-partisan issue, and one of the most important investments we can make in our next generation,” said Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. “I look forward to working with Chair Mayor John Giles and more than 130 Mayors across the country on smart solutions to end hunger here in Baton Rouge and in every community across our nation.”
Mayor Broome is joined on the Mayor's Alliance by three other Louisiana Mayors: LaToya Cantrell (New Orleans), Friday Ellis (Monroe) and Nic Hunter (Lake Charles).
“No Kid Hungry has a long history of partnering with schools and community organizations in Baton Rouge to ensure kids get the nutrition they need to thrive in the classroom and beyond,” said No Kid Hungry Louisiana Director Rhonda Jackson. “I’m proud and grateful to see Mayor Broome take on this national leadership role, and look forward to collaborating on solutions to end hunger here in Louisiana and in communities across our country.”
During the pandemic, state, local and national leaders took urgent action to fight childhood hunger — tactics that worked to stave off greater rates of food insecurity despite the severe economic hardships. The Mayors Alliance harnesses the expertise of mayors from across the political spectrum to continue driving change at the state and national levels.
For more information about the Mayor's Alliance to End Childhood Hunger, please visit www.mayorshungeralliance.org
About the Mayors Alliance to End Childhood Hunger
Launched in 2022, the Mayors Alliance to End Childhood Hunger harnesses the individual and collective leadership of mayors to end childhood hunger in communities nationwide. There is no excuse for children to go hungry in our county. Yet it happens — every day, in every community. The Mayors Alliance to End Childhood Hunger is a nonpartisan coalition working in partnership with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to ensure that every child has the healthy food they need to thrive.
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But millions of kids could face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.