Fight Hunger. Spark Change. 2019

Hunger is closer than you think. 40 million people struggle with hunger in the United States. In Michigan, 1,414,700 people face hunger everyday – and of them, 356,930 are children. To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America and Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) are kicking off its sixth annual nationwide More

RECALL: Pre-cut Melons

PRE-CUT MELONS RECALL: The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Carrau illnesses linked to pre-cut melon products. These products contain cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon, or may be mixes of some or all of More

RECALL: Ground Beef Products

Ground Beef Products Recall- JBS Plainwell, Inc., a Plainwell, Michigan establishment, is recalling approximately 43,292 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically, pieces of hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The ground beef loaf products were produced on March 20, 2019. More

Gov. Shutdown Update

(1-27-19) The government is currently “open,” and services should resume normal operations. (1-24-19) Greater Lansing Food Bank is working with our network of 140 pantries to ensure that enough food is available to the public. We haven’t seen spike in need yet, though the longer the shutdown lasts, the more likely we will need to More

Choose Hope, Not Hunger

PRESS RELEASE Holiday Campaign Begins at Greater Lansing Food Bank, Helps Food Insecure Hunger is something too many Mid-Michigan residents face on a daily basis. Launched on November 5, 2018, Greater Lansing Food Bank’s “Choose Hope, Not Hunger” campaign will highlight the role of the community in fighting hunger. Those participating in the “Choose Hope, Not More


LANSING, Mich. – Greater Lansing Food Bank will raise awareness of food insecurity in Mid-Michigan during September, which is designated “Hunger Action Month.” Hunger Action Month is a nationwide initiative led by Feeding America, which estimates that nearly forty-one million Americans, including nearly 13 million children, are at risk for going hungry. This year’s campaign is More

Founding Member of GLFB C. Patrick Babcock has Passed

We recently learned that founding member of Greater Lansing Food Bank C. Patrick Babcock has passed. He, along with the rest of our founders, did not hesitate to roll up his sleeves and create what became GLFB. In addition to his work at GLFB, his career included work for the State of Michigan and the More

Media Advisory – Community Garden Tours

MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2018 CONTACT: Julie Lehman Garden Project Manager 517.853.7809 Greater Lansing Food Bank Invites Community to Tour Local Gardens WHAT: Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB)’s Garden Project invites Lansing residents to tour local community gardens. Community members can join walking, biking or bus tour groups to visit More

Three Point Hoops to Help the Hungry

Three Point Hoops to Help the Hungry LANSING, Mich. – Abood Law Firm helped feed the hungry though their sponsorship of the “Beyond The Arc” campaign. For each three point shot made by a Spartan basketball player during a 2017-2018 Michigan State University regular season game, Abood Law Firm donated $25 to Greater Lansing Food More

India Cultural Society Recognized by GLFB for Philanthropic Giving

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Justin Rumenapp 517.853.7818 May 7, 2018 India Cultural Society Recognized by Greater Lansing Food Bank for Philanthropic Giving Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) presented the India Cultural Society (ICS) of Lansing with the 3nd Annual Founders’ Award during the 12th Annual Empty Plate Dinner on May 3, More

New Kroger Initiative Fights Hunger and Food Waste

MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Justin Rumenapp Marketing and Communications Coordinator LANSING, Mich. – One of Greater Lansing Food Bank’s delivery trucks has a new look thanks to Kroger of Michigan and the Kroger Foundation. The truck’s new design was provided by Kroger’s Zero Hunger/Zero Waste initiative as part of an ongoing More

Fight Hunger. Spark Change. 2018

Walmart and Feeding America Launch “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign to Combat Hunger in Mid-Michigan LANSING, Mich. (April 2, 2018) – Walmart and Feeding America kicked off the fifth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign. Until April 30, Walmart is offering four ways that customers can get involved and fight hunger online, in-store and More