The mothers, the millennials, and the mavens. Changing our communities.
This is our seventh annual unveiling of 50 amazing women who are raising the bar in their communities, serving as beacons of light in their industries, and forcing change for the greater good. Meet this West Virginia Wonder Woman, Rhonda McCoy, and many more that are creating a better West Virginia with their can-do attitudes and Mountain State spirit.
Feeding the Children
Rhonda McCoy feeds all children in Cabell County just like they’re her very own. She is a food service director for the county school system, where she aims to serve the healthiest meals possible with many ingredients sourced from local farmers and agriculture students. She has put salad bars in schools and implemented grab and go meals that have improved student meal participation by double digits, and she teaches students everything she can about eating healthy.
She works year ’round to make sure no child goes hungry and maintains after-school eating programs and summer feeding sites to ensure every student has a meal no matter what time of year it might be. She has become a champion of the Cabell County Schools Summer Food Service Program, which likely will have served 30,000 meals this year to children at 40 sites around the county. McCoy is also working with the Office of Child Nutrition to run a cooking school that trains school cooks from around the state in from-scratch cooking methods in hopes they will go back to their schools and share the knowledge and healthier food that is the result. No child in Cabell County should go hungry with a woman like McCoy in charge.