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 Hunger” campaign can provide not only nutritious food but community connection to those at-risk for going hungry.
“Food isn’t just about fruits or vegetables,” says Joe Wald, Executive Director of Greater Lansing Food Bank. “Sharing meals is a major part of family life, and this is especially true during the holiday season. Supporting Greater Lansing Food Bank is supporting families.”
Individuals and businesses can participate in the campaign by holding a food drive or making a monetary donation to GLFB. The “Choose Hope, Not Hunger” campaign runs through January with a goal of raising enough food and funds to provide nutritious meals to anyone in-need across Mid-Michigan. It is estimated that 1 in 7 residents in Greater Lansing Food Bank’s service area are food insecure, around 94,000 individuals. These individuals include working parents, children, seniors and veterans.
Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) is a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to individuals and families in need in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, Clare, Isabella and Gratiot counties. It raises money, food and in-kind contributions to meet emergency food needs; coordinates and supports the work of area food pantries; rescues wholesome excess food that would otherwise go to waste; promotes, encourages and emphasizes self-help programs toward the goal of self-sufficiency; and educates the community on hunger issues.
To learn more about the Greater Lansing Food Bank, visit greaterlansingfoodbank.org.