Greater Lansing Food Bank is committed to bringing food assistance directly to underserved communities in need. Hosting a food or fund drive is a fun, hands-on way to involve your friends or family in the fight to end hunger

Examples:

  • Office Charity Drives – Host a holiday campaign
  • Birthdays – Rally your friends and family to donate in your honor
  • Tributes – Honor or remember a special person in your life
  • Graduations – Mark a special day or event
  • 5k Runs/Running Events – Commemorate your big run

Lets Get Started!

Planning makes for a successful food drive. Here are some steps to help get you started.  

  1. Choose a food or fund drive. Decide what type of drive works best for you. 
    1. Food drive: collect canned goods and food donations in-person.
    2. Fund drive:  make a one-time donation below or become a fundraiser on behalf of Greater Lansing Food Bank. Fundraisers can easily rally friends, family, co-workers and employees to help fight hunger with their own unique donation page. Please contact Hannah Monville at hannah@glfoodbank.org
  2. Select dates. Make sure to give yourself enough time to plan and promote the food drive. 
  3. Set a goal. Working toward a goal is a good way to achieve success and celebrate your efforts.  
  4. Promote your food or fund drive. Use social media, create press releases and send out group emails to help spread the word. Be sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn!  

Collection Guidelines

Collection sites should be well-marked. Use sturdy boxes, not bags, to collect food. For
example, cardboard boxes that printing paper are delivered in would work well.

  • Collect only non-perishable food items.
  • No glass. Glass can chip and break in barrels.
  • Do not mix non-food items with food, even if it is sealed.

To deliver your donation, call GLFB at (517) 853-7800 between
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12 noon – 3 p.m. or by appointment.

Note: GLFB has discontinued the use of red barrels and are now asking all food to be collected in boxes. GLFB will pick-up food collections that exceed 500 lbs. (approx. 500 items).

Please email us at fooddrives@glfoodbank.org for further details or questions.