Twigs programs are funded through partnerships with area foodbanks, individual and corporate giving, annual events and grants. To protect existing programs and address expanding community needs a reserve fund is being established.

Donations of time, money and talent are always needed. Volunteers interested in the summer lunch program must be 17 years or older, pass a background check and purchase a Twigs t-shirt to wear when distributing food. Younger lunch volunteers must be accompanied by an adult who has met these criteria.

To learn more, to volunteer or donate, go to twigsforkids.com, email twigsforkids@gmail.com or call  618-876-0723.