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Isabella County agency to fund pantries through 2014

Community Compassion Network, an agency of the Greater Lansing Food Bank in Mount Pleasant, Mich., will be able to host twice-monthly mobile food pantries for the rest of the year after a successful United Way campaign. “We are fully scheduled throughout the rest of 2014,” said CCN Interim Director Faye Schaeffer. “We have the funding More

Garden tour continues to inspire

Now in its 28th year, the Garden Project’s annual community garden tour continues to amaze and inspire. More than 65 attendees flocked to a snack-filled Resource Center on July 17 for the start of this year’s event. The sunbathed building was the perfect setting for lots of new faces, as well as some familiar ones. More

Garden leader featured on TV

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Som (Sekhar) Chopagain is one of our leaders at The Garden Project’s Orchard Court and North School Community Gardens. He attended Garden Leaders Training the past two years and was a guest speaker this year as well. In celebration of World Refugee Day, WLNS-TV‘s Evan Pinsonnault featured this former refugee who is making the most of More

Empty Plate Dinner to provide thousands of meals

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Now in its 8th year of raising funds and friends to support the mission of the Greater Lansing Food Bank, the Empty Plate Dinner has become one of the premier events in our mid-Michigan community. On May 14, the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at Michigan State University hosted another fantastic evening, which ended with More

Drive 4 UR Community raises $2,600

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Drive 4 UR Community, a local event sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, recently raised $2,600 to fight hunger in our communities. The event took place on March 24 at Grand Ledge Ford Lincoln. “We were excited to team up with the Greater Lansing Food Bank in order to give back to the local community,” More

Empty Bowls raises more than $9,000

Now in its 23rd year, the 2013 Empty Bowls event at the Cooley Law School Temple Conference Center in Lansing raised more than $9,000 to feed the hungry in our area. Held on Oct. 15, donors paid $20 each for a bowl crafted by the Greater Lansing Potters Guild then ate a lunch of donated More

Third Annual Report to the Community

The report card is full of great information about the Greater Lansing Food Bank and our partners and supporters in the community. Highlights include: Information on the GLFB programs Food Movers and The Garden Project How and where funds are raised Stories from The Face of Hunger View this years as well as previous years More

Hunger Action Month and You

September is Hunger Action Month, a time when Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks unite to urge individuals to take action in their communities. Working together, food banks across the nation – including GLFB – raise awareness and create momentum to help end hunger in the communities they serve. This September, join Feeding America More

Lansing Roots kicks off first year


Lansing Roots, a new program of the Greater Lansing Food Bank, is now selling locally-grown produce at various locations in the area. The Roots program is designed to help limited resource and/or socially disadvantaged individuals from the greater Lansing area begin successful market gardening and farming enterprises in an incubator farm setting. Lansing Roots is More

Community Garden Tour highlights growing array of local gardens

On July 25, the Garden Project hosted its annual Community Garden Tour. Starting at the Resource Center, participants had the choice of viewing the impressive display of gardens by foot, bike or bus. Community gardens have been a mission of the Garden Project since it started more than 30 years ago. Recently, there have been More