August 29, 2016
LANSING, Mich. – Whole Foods Market East Lansing donated $907.70 to Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) as part of their “One Dime at a Time” campaign. After opening earlier this year, Whole Foods Market East Lansing offered customers who use reusable grocery bags the option to receive a dime back as a refund or donate it to GLFB.
“This was a great way for Whole Foods Market to introduce themselves to the area,” said Todd Powell, Resources Manager at Greater Lansing Food Bank. “Their campaign shows you really can make a difference ‘one dime at a time.'”
Donations to GLFB support its mission of feeding people in Mid-Michigan.
Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) was created in 1981 to meet a need in the Greater Lansing community that became critical during the major recession of the early 1980’s. Now, 35 years later, the Greater Lansing Food Bank is still working to address this need that will not go away…the need to feed those less fortunate. In 2012, the Greater Lansing Food Bank and the Mid-Michigan Food Bank merged operations to create one regional food bank serving the needs of Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, Gratiot, Clare and Isabella counties. Through a network of pantries, related agencies, and community partners, and the Food Movers Program and The Garden Project, the GLFB is working to provide access to good, healthy and plentiful food for all. In 2015, more than 6,000,000 meals were provided to people who might otherwise go hungry in the mid-Michigan region. The majority of the people we serve are children and seniors on fixed incomes. Unfortunately, the need continues.