Thanks to the efforts of our donors and volunteers, Greater Lansing Food Bank works to make sure our neighbors have enough to eat. As the region’s food bank hub, we supply food pantries, churches, community kitchens and more. As an equal opportunity provider, we respect each individual’s dignity and basic rights. In order to get help now, please use one of the resources listed below.

Questions? No worries. View our list of FAQs on How to Visit a Food Pantry.


Ways to Get Help 

 

Main Distribution Center

For information on locating your nearest food pantry, mobile food distribution and/or other emergency food resources, call the GLFB main distribution center line at (517) 853-7800 between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.


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SNAP Assistance 

GLFB’s Bridge Card (SNAP, EBT) assistance is currently on pause.

For phone assistance with SNAP please call Food Bank Council of Michigan at 1 (888) 544-8773. To fill out an online application visit newmibridges.michigan.gov

For additional questions, please call GLFB Assistance Line at (517) 899-9457 or  (517) 449-0360 between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

 


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Garden Project

GLFB’s Garden Project provides access to land, how-to education, free seeds and plants, tool lending, a networking hub and more so that all community members can have access to fresh healthy food through gardening opportunities. It has a network of nearly 100 community gardens across mid-Michigan.


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Pantries & Mobile Food Distributions

GLFB works with over 140 partner agencies (pantries, community kitchens, etc.) and provides weekly mobile food distributions throughout mid-Michigan. To find a distribution near you visit Pantries & Mobile Food Distributions.


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United Way 2-1-1 Emergency Resource

For 24/7 assistance in locating your nearest emergency food resource, dial 2-1-1. This will connect you to a United Way 2-1-1 call center location. The operator will ask you a few basic questions (family size, location, etc.) and will provide you with the nearest food distribution location.


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Double Up Food Bucks

If you are a SNAP Bridge Card recipient, you may be eligible to use your benefits at your local farmers’ market. Participating markets will have an information booth where you can redeem SNAP dollars. For every $1 you redeem, they will give you a bonus $1 (up to $20) to spend on Michigan fruits and vegetables. Grocery stores are beginning to roll out participation too. Redeeming Double Up Food Bucks varies by retailer, so be sure to ask your grocer.

For more information check out the Double Up Food Bucks website.


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