Greater Lansing Community Comes Together to Fight Hunger Amid Rising Food Insecurity in Mid-Michigan

Annual Empty Plate Event and Stamp Out Hunger food drive raise more than 1.1 million meals for mid-Michigan neighbors LANSING, MI (May 23, 2024) — Nearly 100,000 neighbors in Greater Lansing Food Bank’s (GLFB) seven county mid-Michigan service area are experiencing food insecurity, according to the latest data released by Feeding America. This data — More

Celebrating the Power of Community with Clare County Food

At more than 20 percent, Clare County, the northernmost county in Greater Lansing Food Bank’s (GLFB) service area, has the highest rate of food insecurity of any county in Michigan. To help connect these more than 5,600 neighbors facing hunger with the food their families need to thrive, a small but mighty group of volunteers More

How Elsie Area Food Pantry Fights Hunger and Sparks Change

Elsie Area Food Pantry knows every partner has a role to play in the fight against hunger.  Because the village of Elsie, Michigan closely borders several counties, they frequently serve neighbors across Greater Lansing Food Bank’s (GLFB) service area from the counties of Clinton, Gratiot and Shiawassee. Neighbors can visit the pantry on Mondays and More

Honoring Arek Gustafson’s Memory Through Weekend Kits

In March 2021, Matt and Tamah Gustafson experienced the devastating loss of their son, Arek. “He was six and three-quarters years old when he passed away, but he just made such a connection with all ages. You’d see him and want to chat with him because he was so mature for his age,” remembers Tamah. More

Fight Hunger. Spark Change. with Walmart and Sam’s Club

The simple shared vision of a hunger-free community helps even more neighbors receive the nutritious food they need. As the number of households seeking support from Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) and our network of partners continue to grow, our community’s support and commitment to ending hunger in mid-Michigan is essential to the success of More

Prepare for spring with Garden Project!

Greater Lansing Food Bank’s (GLFB) Garden Project is on a mission to partner with mid-Michigan communities to increase access to nutritious food by providing garden space and food-growing resources. In 2023, Garden Project gardeners grew more than 1 million pounds of food collectively across a network of nearly 90 community gardens and including more than More

Celebrating India Cultural Society’s 30-year tradition of giving

At Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB), we know hunger can — and does — affect people from all cultural backgrounds, faith traditions and walks of life. But just as the experience of food insecurity is one that transcends our differences, so too does the tradition of supporting neighbors in need. For the India Cultural Society More

Congress: Strengthen food access programs through 2023 Farm Bill

Opinion by Nikali Luke, CPA, board chair of Greater Lansing Food Bank and partner at Simplified Tax and Accounting Services and Michelle Lantz, chief executive officer of Greater Lansing Food Bank As families across mid-Michigan continue to feel the strain of inflation and rising food prices, lawmakers in Washington are deciding on nutrition assistance funding More

Story Spotlight: WSK Backpack Program Transition and Open House

Across mid-Michigan, families are working every day to ensure their children have the healthy food they need to thrive and grow — but for the families of more than 15,000 children across Greater Lansing Food Bank’s (GLFB) seven-county service area experiencing food insecurity, this often means a parent must skip a meal themselves to ensure More

Story Spotlight: Grow & Give Donation Program

In 2022, approximately one million pounds of fresh produce were grown across Greater Lansing Food Bank’s (GLFB) Garden Project network of nearly 90 community gardens, as well as the more than 500 home gardens supported by Garden Project resources and educational programming. For many gardeners, this often means more produce than their family can consume More

Story Spotlight: Lansing Public School District’s Lansing Student Development Program

For the 1 in 10 mid-Michigan children experiencing food insecurity, summer break can mean up to 90 days without school meal programs—too often, this means an interruption in the consistent nutrition kids need to grow, play and thrive. In July and August 2023, Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) was proud to partner with Cristo Rey More