May 2, 2024 | 5:30 p.m.

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center | East Lansing, MI

For more than 16 years, the greater Lansing community has gathered to support Greater Lansing Food Bank’s (GLFB) mission through the Empty Plate strolling dinner and 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 one hundred unique prizes. These festivities all support our goal of delivering more than 11 million meals to neighbors in 2024.

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 and auction will be held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing, on Michigan State University’s campus. You can support GLFB’s mission through the 16th annual Empty Plate event by sponsoring the event and/or donating to our live and/or silent auction.

This fundraising event is made possible by our community’s generosity and we look forward to partnering with you through this event to achieve our vision of a hunger-free mid-Michigan.


2024 Empty Plate Host Committee

  • Christopher Abood, MD
  • Tony Baltimore
  • Sarah Barber
  • Jennifer Charette
  • Leia Cooper-Rigg
  • Dana Costello
  • Mike Costello
  • Chris Dowding-Metts
  • Sarah Garcia
  • Karen Grannemann
  • Ryan Hundt
  • Derrick Quinney
  • Arianna Ridderbusch
  • Phyllis Riley
  • Rachel Sampson