It's back! One jaded woman's quest to watch 50 holiday rom-coms between November 1 and Christmas Day, without losing her mind, for the sake of feeding hungry kids!
*Covid 19 Restricted
It takes everyone working together to make a difference in the battle against childhood hunger.
Twigs Complex Welcomes Effervescent Studios
"Transforming Lives Through Dance"
Tumbleweeds Community Garden
Newest Addition to the Twigs
2100 Cleveland Blvd., Granite City
To see more pictures go to seasonal events.
NEW Home of
The Family Treehouse - Twigs and F.I.G.S.
As one story comes to an end, another is given life into the future. Thanks to a very generous gift by St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Twigs and F.I.G.S. have a permanent home.
If you need help with food or know someone who does please share this information.
Twigs Annex - 2450 Stratford Lane, Granite City, IL - line numbers are given out beginning at 8:30am.
THE TWIGS STORY
The goal of TWIGS is to provide a lunch to the children who are at risk of not having a lunch during the summer months. The children identified as being at risk are those who qualify for the nationally funded free and reduced lunch program during the school year. Therefore, through partnerships with local school districts the neighborhoods where the at risk children live are identified and lunch locations are then set-up. The locations vary from a firehouse to an empty lot owned by the city. The goal is to have enough locations so that every child has the ability to walk to get a lunch.
The quick growth and excitement surrounding the TWIGS program has been overwhelming and heart-warming all at the same time. It has become very obvious that we cannot promote/support/operate this program without the help of many in our community. From the mayor of Granite City, to the township hall supervisor to the fire chief and local fire departments to the police department, local school districts and its officials and local businesses; the program has garnered huge support and partnership with regard to volunteers and locations.
Our cost per lunch is about $1.35. Support a child for the entire summer with $75.