Twigs Bistro donates more than 1,500 meals through Buy a Meal, Give a Meal program

SPOKANE, Wash. — During these tough times, a local restaurant is feeding the community to say, thank you.

Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar in Spokane is providing hundreds of free meals to healthcare workers and hungry families. They’ve been able to do it, thanks to some of you at home.

Twigs has been running a “Buy a Meal, Give a Meal” program. Every time you bought a meal from Twigs in the past ten days, they cooked a meal for someone in the community.

“It’s been tough. I’ll be honest with you. The shutdown is tough. Takeout only for us has been challenging. We’re getting through,” said Trevor Blackwell, Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar.

They wanted to help others get through as well.

In the past ten days, twigs donated a meal to someone in our community for every meal sold.

“A way for us to keep as many people on our team employed as we can and working and a way to give back as well,” Blackwell said.

Twigs has made more than 1,000 meals so far to donate. 275 meals went to healthcare workers at Sacred Heart Medical Center this week.

More than 300 meals went to the Women and Children’s Free Restaurant in Spokane earlier this week.

Blessings Under the Bridge helps feed people without kitchens or homes of their own, as well as low-income families. Twigs donated 300 meals to the organization Wednesday night.

“They were really terrific meals. They didn’t cut any corners for the people that need the meals,” said Lisa Diffley, executive director for Women & Children’s Free Restaurant.

Families were excited to see what they’re going home for dinner tonight.

“The line was lengthy, it was down the street,” Diffley said.

You can’t really blame them looking at what twigs is giving out.

The boxes of food are prepared fresh. Each box has a wrap filled with protein and greens. There’s also a cup of pasta salad and a cookie for dessert.

“The community stepping up to purchase the meals at twigs, and twigs preparing the meals for the families that need it the most,” Diffley said.

“Started here in 2001, it’s a family business, and we’ve just been very fortunate,” Blackwell said.

Now, they’re repaying the favor to the community that’s supported from the beginning.

“It’s a way to say thank you to the people who have really been good to us over the years,” Blackwell said.

The Buy a Meal, Give a Meal program at Twigs ended Wednesday night. They estimate a total of more than 1,500 meals in the past ten days from the program. Next, Twigs will donate meals to Ronald McDonald Charity House in Spokane.

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