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Posted on: January 22, 2024

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome Assumes Leadership of Mayors Alliance to End Childhood Hunger

Baton Rouge, LA – January 22, 2024 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has been named 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 in 2022, and takes on the chair position for 2024.

The Mayors Alliance taps the individual and collective leadership of mayors to advocate for 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 Broome. “I look forward to working with Vice-Chair Mayor Mattie Parker of Fort Worth, Texas, and more than 300 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 five other Louisiana Mayors: LaToya Cantrell (New Orleans), Friday Ellis (Monroe), Nic Hunter (Lake Charles), Lionel Johnson, Jr. (St. Gabriel), and Charlotte Clavier (Carencro). 

“No Kid Hungry has a long history of partnering with schools, community organizations and policy makers in Baton Rouge and across the state to ensure every child in Louisiana is nourished to achieve their dreams,” said No Kid Hungry Louisiana Director Rhonda Jackson. “I’m proud to see Mayor-President Broome stepping into the role of Chair and look forward to our continued collaboration to end childhood hunger and ensure our kids, our families and our communities thrive.”

During the pandemic, state, local and national leaders took urgent action to fight childhood hunger — efforts 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.

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