The Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) is a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to individuals and families in need in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, Clare, Isabella and Gratiot counties. Food is distributed through an extensive network of food pantries and community kitchens located throughout the region. The Food Bank annually serves tens of thousands of people, many of them seniors and children. Our recipients also include the “working poor,” those individuals who are employed but don’t earn enough to meet housing, health, transportation and food needs.
The Garden Project that began in 1983 helped establish and supports more than 90 community gardens and assisting low-income residents with their backyard gardens. The GLFB also manages a gleaning program, which rescues edible produce from Michigan State University and area farms to distribute through our network of agencies.
The Food Movers program rescues prepared food from restaurants, commercial kitchens and event centers that would otherwise go to waste, and delivers it to our network of pantries and agencies.
Lansing Roots, our newest program, is designed to help limited-resource or historically underserved individuals begin successful market gardening and farming through an incubator farm setting. Lansing Roots is made possible through a Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program grant administered by the USDA-NIFA.
Services provided by the Food Bank
- Emergency food orders, which include enough non-perishable food to last a needy family for six days
- Support to home and community gardeners, which includes providing seeds, plant starts and tools
- Mobile food distributions
Help the hungry in our community
- A donation of $60 feeds a family of four for six days. Food assistance is needed throughout the year, not just during the holidays
You can also help the Food Bank by…
- Distributing donation envelopes at your organization’s meetings, in your workplace or at your place of worship
- Organizing a food drive in your neighborhood, at your local school or where you work
- Becoming a volunteer for the Food Bank, Food Movers or The Garden Project
- Requesting a GLFB speaker for an informational meeting or conference
- Donate by credit card at on our secure site
- Discover, MasterCard and Visa donations may be made over the phone with us: 517-853-7800