• What Others Say About Us

    June 1, 2018

    The Advantage - Riverbend Edition

    Thanks to The Advantage reporter Frank Prager we got some great press. We always appreciate the opportunity to share our story and to raise awareness about childhood hunger.

    April 8, 2017

    Twigs founder Lisa Guilliams, received the Mary Alyce Beardslee Award on behalf of all the Twigs volunteers.

    Mary Alyce Beardslee was an employee with Catholic Charities devoting many years of her life to the agency and the children we served through our adoption and foster care programs.

    October 27, 2016

    Southwestern Illinois Chamber of Commerce

    "What's Right in Our Community"

    "Making a difference and impacting lives in our community"

    May 17, 2016

    Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund Award

    The donation from Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund helped Twigs bring food to children in communities where childhood summer hunger may not have been otherwise addressed.

    May 12, 2016

    "Promoting a Stronger Community"

    Honorees have worked to address problems, develop initiatives, or make lasting improvements that result in stronger, more stable communities.

    The honorees were nominated by the public and selected by a panel of community judges for their impact and service to the community.


    April 2016

    "Attempt something so big, that unless God intervenes, it is bound to fail.’”

    Twigs founder, Lisa Guilliams, is an alum of Asbury Theological Seminary. In 2016 the seminary featured the Twigs program in their series entitled, "Attempt Something Big".

    January 14, 2016

    "Hearts broken for hungry children"

    In the summer of 2014 Rev. Dr. Joe Daniels visited Granite City and the Twigs program. As a result of his visit he was inspired to mention the important work we are doing in his book. (pp. 36-37)

    December 3, 2015

    "Outstanding work in feeding local children"

    Edwardsville Community Foundation (ECF) held the First Annual Legacy Awards on December 3, 2015. The Legacy Awards event honored those who have impacted the Edwardsville Glen Carbon community through extraordinary contributions in giving and philanthropy.

    October 3, 2015

    McKendree University Academy of Excellence Award

    Twigs founder and alum of McKendree University, Lisa Guilliams, received the Academy of Excellence Award for her work with Twigs.