Children’s Author Todd Parr Joins the Fight Against Hunger

September 30, 2017

CORTE MADERA (September 30, 2017) – For years Todd Parr has reassured his readers, both young and old, that there is more than enough love to go around for all of us. Now, the New York Times’ best-selling children’s book author is out to prove it.

Parr released his latest book “Love The World” this month and has decided to turn an upcoming launch party at Book Passage in Corte Madera into a fundraising event for the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.

“I think it’s important for everyone to do what they can to help someone in need. Especially children, getting them involved in helping their communities early on can build values of generosity and caring that last a lifetime,” said Parr.

Food Bank spokesman Mark Seelig said, “We’re all big fans of Todd’s work – and his overall message of goodness in the world.  We were beyond delighted to learn that he wants to support the Food Bank’s efforts in this very unique way.”

Clare Doornbos with Book Passage said, “Todd’s books have always inspired children and parents to share kindness and empathy with those around them. With the launch of Todd’s new book “Love the World” we found the perfect opportunity to practice what Todd has taught us and partner with San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.”

The event is free of charge, with Book Passage donating 10% of all proceeds from “Love the World” sales to the Food Bank.  In addition, Todd will read to the audience, draw some of his iconic characters, and sign his new book.

WHO:  Children’s book author Todd Parr and Food Bank staff

WHAT:  A launch party for Todd Parr’s latest book “Love the World”, some book reading, autographs, and an exclusive look at Todd Parr in action, drawing some of his iconic characters.

WHERE: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA 94925

WHEN:  Saturday, September 30th  11am – 1pm


About the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where 1 in 4 neighbors is at risk of hunger. We address hunger head on: from our pantry network and home-delivered groceries, to our nutrition-education classes and CalFresh food-stamp enrollment, we work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need. Every week, 30,000 households count on us for food assistance. This year, we’ll distribute 48 million pounds of food. Sixty percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at

Media kit:

Mark Seelig, PR Manager, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
(office) 415-282-1907 ext. 270; (cell) 415-246-9146