Raising Children Who Care; A Conversation with Lois Brandt Thursday, May 31st – Purchase Tickets Here

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

Ms. Brandt will speak to parents and adults at a luncheon May 31st in Jubilee Hall, 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. Purchase Tickets Here.

Lois Brandt, Writer, Seattle

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 parents ways to help their 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. Last year, Loaves & Fishes fed over 76,000 people in Mecklenburg Co. 46% were children.

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.