According to< City city, Illinois/POVERTY/BLW_LVL_PCT> the Number of Residents with income below the poverty level in Granite City, IL is 18.3%.  With such a high poverty rate, it is imperative to connect people with services which enable them to meet their basic needs and improve quality of life.


Granite City Gossip began in 2006 with a huge campaign of roadside signs.  Since then it has been the go to source for local news, gossip, community events, and government information.


First Assembly of God:

24th street and Grand Avenue, Granite City, IL 62040

Old Six Mile Museum: 3729 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL 62040

Second Baptist Church:

2117 Missouri Ave, Granite City, IL 62040 and 

2313 Missouri Ave, Granite City, IL 62040

Six Mile Regional Library District branch:

2145 Johnson Road, Granite City, IL 62040

St. Peters United Church of Christ:

2101 Cleveland Blvd, Granite City, IL 62040


Granite City School District #9- Granite City Public Schools, where you switch schools every 2 years until you reach high school.  The high school band, The Granite City Marching Warriors boasts 200 members travelled to Canton, Ohio  to march in the 2016 NFL pro football hall of fame in honor of alumni Kevin Greene’s induction.

Educational Enhancement Program-Assists students who require an educational program different from the traditional school.


City Temple Food Pantry-Proof of Residency, income and social security or green cards for each person in the home required.

4751 Maryville Rd, Granite City, IL 62040

Community Care Center Inc.- Emergency food orders, senior Food delivery, soup kitchen serving three lunch meals a week.

1818 Cleveland Blvd, Granite City, IL 62040

Granite City Second Baptist Church- Food Pantry every 3 months.

2100 Illinois Ave, Granite City, IL 62040

Salvation Army Food Bank:

3007 East 23rd Street, Granite City 62040 (618) 451-7957

Granite City Farmers Market:

2016 Madison Ave, Granite City, IL 62040                           

Every Tuesday: 10a.m.- 2p.m. from June-August

Twigs Kids Summer Lunch Program-Free lunches for school age children during summer break delivered at multiple locations in the metro east.

2542 E 25th St. Granite City, IL 62040

Women, Infants, and Children- Provides food assistance for low to medium income pregnant women, new mothers and young children

2016 Madison Ave, Granite City, IL 62040 (618) 877-3433.


Catholic Charities Legal Service-Pro bono legal assistance from area lawyers and attorneys in specialized fields.  Assistance with Adoption, Bankruptcy, Child Custody and Support, Debt Elimination, Employment, Environmental Issues, Family Law, Guardianship, Immigration, Landlord-Tenant, Real Estate Transactions, Social Security Benefits, Traffic Accidents, Wills and Probate.

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Incorporated-Assistance Free Civil legal services for elderly or low income persons. Assistance with Housing law, Consumer Law, Health and Economic Security, Community Economic Development, Elder Law and Disability Rights, Family Law, and Education Law. No assistance for criminal cases or workman’s compensation case.

Madison County Law Library - Holdings-Public library facility providing access to legal reference and research materials for the state of Illinois and Federal proceedings. 

Legal Advice Conference Center-Pro bono legal advice to low-income residents, the disabled, and other vulnerable persons in Madison County seeking to represent themselves in court or who have legal questions.