Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House of East St. Louis has been selected to host a screening of Growing Hope Against Hunger, a special program in support of children and their families who are impacted by the struggle with hunger.
The Sesame Street production will introduce a new character, Lily, a Hispanic child who is homeless and hungry. In the special Elmo and Rosita meet Lily. Like many others, Lily's family doesn't always have enough to eat. Along with country-western singer Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams Paisley, the Sesame Street friends learn how to help. Together, they collect food at a food drive and lend a hand at a community garden. Above all, they offer others hope and friendship. Through the story and two new songs, families will see that small actions can make a difference.
The screening will take place on Friday, Oct. 14, from 9 to 10 a.m., at Lessie Bates Davis' Family Resource Center, 1045 State St. in East St. Louis.