Raising Children Who Care; A Conversation with Lois Brandt Thursday, May 31st

Thursday, May 31st, join Loaves & Fishes for “Raising Children Who Care; A conversation with Lois Brandt,” award-winning author of Maddi’s Fridge.; an opportunity to learn how to talk to your kids about childhood hunger and poverty while instilling important lessons in friendship, empathy, and helping others.

Lois Brandt, Writer, Seattle


Ms. Brandt will speak at a luncheon at Jubilee Hall in Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Rd. 11:30am-1:00pm. A limited number of copies of Maddi’s Fridge will be available for purchase.  Tickets are $10 and will soon be available for the May 31st event at www.loavesandfishes.org. Title Sponsor of the event is Publix Super Markets.


In her colorful story book, Maddi’s Fridge, best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play in the same park, but while Sofia’s fridge at home is full of nutritious food, the fridge in Maddi’s house is empty.


With warmth and humor, Ms. Brandt tackles a difficult but important topic while offering ways to help your child recognize that a friend or classmate may be experiencing hunger and poverty and how to help friends who may have empty refrigerators.


While in Charlotte, Ms. Brandt will also talk to school children at several local schools.


Ms. Brandt’s visit comes at a crucial time of year for raising awareness of childhood hunger. Each year, Loaves & Fishes sees a 20% increase in the number of families fed during the summer months. Families who depend on free and reduced breakfast and lunch during the school year, face food insecurity throughout the long summer months.


For more information about Lois Brandt and Maddi’s Fridge, visit www.loisbrandt.com


Loaves & Fishes provides a week’s worth of nutritionally balanced groceries at no cost to families  and individuals in a short term crisis  through a network of food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County. For more information about Loaves & Fishes, visit www.loavesandfishes.org.