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 themed “We Support A Hunger-Free Community,” and it will focus on how important local support is in the fight against hunger.
“Hunger is something that could happen to anyone,” says Joe Wald, Executive Director of Greater Lansing Food Bank. “Many of our clients come to us after a major setback, such as a layoff or a medical emergency. Hunger Action Month is a reminder for all of us about those in need.”
Area residents have a variety of ways to combat hunger. These activities include:
– Volunteering (For opportunities visit: http://bit.ly/GLFBvolunteer)
– Making an Online Donation (To make a donation visit: http://bit.ly/GLFBdonate)
– Sharing Social Media Messages (Find Hunger Action Month messages at www.facebook.com/
“You can help by simply sharing a message on social media,” says Mr. Wald. “We are having an impact, and we couldn’t do our work without the amazing support of the community. Thank you to everyone who helps us during Hunger Action Month and throughout the year.”
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.