Services provided by the Food Bank…

  • Emergency food orders, which include enough non-perishable food to last a family for six days
  • The Food Movers program that rescues perishable food from restaurants, commercial kitchens and event centers and delivers to our network of pantries and agencies
  • The Garden Project that provides support to home and community gardeners, which includes providing seeds, plant starts, tools and volunteers for gleaning projects
  • Lansing Roots, a program to help limited resource and/or socially disadvantaged individuals form viable small farm businesses.
  • Mobile food pantries which take food into the surrounding communities

Hunger facts about those to whom we provide services…

  • Many food bank clients are families with children needing food assistance for the first time
  • 38% of the members of households served are children under 18 years old
  • 24% of clients served report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel
  • 32% had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care