September is Hunger Action Month—a time when the Feeding America network and the national public come together to raise awareness and inspire action to help people facing the impossible choices of hunger. As part of this annual campaign, Greater Lansing Food Bank is dedicated to driving awareness and inspire action in the mid-Michigan area.
How you can get involved this September!
Sort food at our warehouse, help distribute fresh produce and shelf-stable items to friends and neighbors in need, assist Garden Project with community gardens, help out at a special event – the volunteer opportunities are endless!
There are several ways to donate and help out in the fight against hunger. Monetary donations will help GLFB with food purchasing, general warehouse operations and will also benefit programs like Garden Project and Food Movers. For every dollar you give, we can provide 3 meals. Donating food is also a great way to support those in need. You may drop off fresh, canned or boxed food items directly to our warehouse.
Organize a Food Drive
Increase your donations and your impact! Call on your friends and family and consider organizing a food drive in your neighborhood, at your local school, place of worship, service organization or workplace. Don’t want to deal with collecting cans, cash or checks? Hold a Virtual Food Drive (Fund Drive) for those who prefer to make monetary donations.
Share on Social Media
It’s simple: follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and share our posts to help spread the word and increase awareness about hunger in our community.
Hunger Action Day is Friday, Sept. 23. We need your help to make it an orange-filled day by wearing orange in support of Hunger Action Month and increasing awareness all around!
Make sure you get your friends, family and co-workers in on the action! Take a selfie or a group photo – whether you’re out and about with your family and friends or at work, share your photos with us and tell us why YOU support a hunger-free community. Use #HungerActionMonth or #HungerActionDay AND tag us on any of the social media platforms listed above! We’ll share your photos as they come through!
Keep in mind, as you are participating in Hunger Action Month throughout September, you can share your story of support with us at ANY time! Just be sure to use #HungerActionMonth AND tag us on any of our social media platforms.
NOTE: please make sure your post is public so that we can see it. We will not be able to see or share private posts.