Option 1 Credit Union Supports Local Food Pantries

Grand Rapids, Michigan – When most people think about hunger, they think about TV spots showing a starving child in a third-world country. The truth is, hunger is a problem everywhere in the United States, but it’s not always easy to see. We are fortunate to have organizations in our communities that help people who More

Bank of America Helps to Triple your Donation

Give a Meal Campaign – until December 31st, 2014, for Every $1 Donated the Bank of America Charitable Foundation Will Give $2 More Many in mid-Michigan are hard-working Americans who have experienced a loss of income and face the challenge of choosing between providing food for their families or paying their utility or medical bills More

Garden Project travels to Chicago

For 31 years, The Garden Project, a program of the Greater Lansing Food Bank, has been a mainstay in community, serving the greater Lansing region and beyond. Since 1979, the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) has also been a grassroots, collective effort and a leading voice in the community garden movement. Run by a passionate volunteer board, More

CARW provides 26,000 meals

In just its second year, Capital Area Restaurant Week has proven itself to be a force for good in the Greater Lansing community. On Monday, Aug. 18, CARW presented a check to the Greater Lansing Food Bank for more than $3,400. The donation, raised from this year’s event in the month of July, will provide More

Bryan featured in Michigan magazine

The Garden Project, a program of the Greater Lansing Food Bank, recently was featured in an article in Michigan Townships Association Magazine. In the piece, Program Manager Alex Bryan shared his thoughts on the best way to start a garden. “Most people think, ‘I need to know how to grow food,’” Bryan said. “For some of More

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

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

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