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Luncheon of Hope Featuring Stephanie Land – An Amazing Day!

What an amazing day! On Wednesday, May 25, a sold out crowd of 450 gathered at The Fillmore Charlotte to hear a powerful message from Stephanie Land, NY Times bestselling author of MAID: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive.
Stephanie shared her harrowing story as a single mom navigating the bureaucratic nightmare of living below the poverty line. As she shared, “Poverty is a scary and vulnerable place to be.”
“My life as a mother had been one of skipping meals and always saving the good food like fresh fruit for my kids who I told myself deserved it more than I did. That kind of hunger, it does change you.”
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our work to provide groceries, meals and hope to thousands of our neighbors in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
The 2022 Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Luncheon of Hope would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors:
Thank you to
  • Title Sponsor: the David and Nicole Tepper Foundation
  • Catering provided by Compass Group
  • Hunger Hero Sponsors: Bank of America and Trane Technologies
  • Hunger Fighter Sponsors: Coleman Lew Canny Bowen, Anne and Steve Schmitt and Alexander Ricks, PLLC