15th Annual Empty Plate Event

For more than 15 years the Greater Lansing community has gathered to support Greater Lansing Food Bank’s mission via the Empty Plate Strolling Dinner & Auction. Guests return year after year and are reminded each time how much fun fighting hunger can be when we do it together, surrounded by colleagues, family and friends.

This night includes a strolling dinner featuring area chefs along with live and silent auctions showcasing more than a hundred unique prizes. These festivities all support our goal of delivering more than 10 million meals to neighbors in 2023.

All guests of the event will receive a plate hand-painted by local school children, symbolizing their support and promise to make sure no one’s plate goes empty in mid-Michigan. This year’s Empty Plate Strolling Dinner & Auction will be held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at Michigan State University. You can support the 15th Annual Empty Plate and Greater Lansing Food Bank by sponsoring this event or by donating to our live and/or silent auctions.

This fundraiser is made possible by the generosity we receive from the community and we look forward to partnering with you to advance our mission through this event.

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2023 Sponsorship Packet

About Empty Plate

In 2007, Mimi Heberlein had an idea about a new way to give back to the community. Taking action on various fundraising event ideas and models, she created an event which would set the standard in our community. Thanks to her vision, the Empty Plate Strolling Dinner and Auction is now one of Lansing’s premier fundraising events.