When a retired couple living near Trinity United Methodist Church found themselves suddenly raising their
seven grandchildren and struggling to put food on the table, they contacted Lisa for help. With only one can of food in the house, they were desperate. Following that encounter, members of the Trinity congregation delivered a note to every house within 10 blocks of the church. It simply asked:

  • What is your greatest need?
  • How could we be a better neighbor?

Without exception, everyone was hungry. Some of those struggling even provided proof to show that after paying rent, utilities and other expenses, less than $30 remained to feed their families. Soon after, Lisa passed a sign at a local school that read: “Free Lunch for Children Through Age 18 Ends June 30th” and the inspiration behind Twigs was born.