Congress: Strengthen food access programs through 2023 Farm Bill

Opinion by Nikali Luke, CPA, board chair of Greater Lansing Food Bank and partner at Simplified Tax and Accounting Services and Michelle Lantz, chief executive officer of Greater Lansing Food Bank As families across mid-Michigan continue to feel the strain of inflation and rising food prices, lawmakers in Washington are deciding on nutrition assistance funding More

Story Spotlight: WSK Backpack Program Transition and Open House

Across mid-Michigan, families are working every day to ensure their children have the healthy food they need to thrive and grow — but for the families of more than 15,000 children across Greater Lansing Food Bank’s (GLFB) seven-county service area experiencing food insecurity, this often means a parent must skip a meal themselves to ensure More

Story Spotlight: Grow & Give Donation Program

In 2022, approximately one million pounds of fresh produce were grown across Greater Lansing Food Bank’s (GLFB) Garden Project network of nearly 90 community gardens, as well as the more than 500 home gardens supported by Garden Project resources and educational programming. For many gardeners, this often means more produce than their family can consume More

Story Spotlight: Lansing Public School District’s Lansing Student Development Program

For the 1 in 10 mid-Michigan children experiencing food insecurity, summer break can mean up to 90 days without school meal programs—too often, this means an interruption in the consistent nutrition kids need to grow, play and thrive. In July and August 2023, Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) was proud to partner with Cristo Rey More

Story Spotlight: Downtown Lansing Food Fight

Downtown Lansing businesses are always ready to #LiftUpLocal, whether by offering unique products, services and experiences to the community or by supporting food security in mid-Michigan through the Downtown Lansing Food Fight. The Downtown Lansing Food Fight, organized annually by the Organization Committee of Downtown Lansing, Inc. (DLI) is a competitive drive that takes place More

Story Spotlight: Immanuel Community Reformed Church Mobile Food Pantry

For former Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) Board Chair Joe Chahine, helping neighbors experience the full effect of a nourishing life is personal. Joe was born in a refugee camp in Lebanon and lived there until he was 14 years old, relying on United Nations support to meet basic needs like medical care and education More

Greater Lansing Food Bank Announces Fiscal Year 2024 Executive Leadership and New Board Members

Greater Lansing Food Bank Announces Fiscal Year 2024 Executive Leadership and New Board Members GLFB and community leaders partner to end hunger in mid-Michigan LANSING, MI (July 20, 2023) — Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB), which provides emergency food assistance to families and neighbors in the mid-Michigan counties of Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Isabella More

Partnership with Purpose, Lansing Sam’s Club

Lansing Sam’s Club Partners with GLFB to Cut Down on Food Waste According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2021 report From Farm to Kitchen: The Environmental Impacts of U.S. Food Waste, researchers estimate about 35 percent of the United States food supply is wasted. Startlingly, this wasted food contains enough calories to feed 150 million More

What to Plant – Top 10 Best Vegetables for New Gardeners

Written by Matthew Romans, Program & Education Specialist – Garden Project The selection criteria for the 10 best vegetables for new gardeners is simple: First, grow things that they like to eat. One of the joys of gardening is that as you begin eating fresh vegetables, you discover you like foods that you previously disliked. More

Partnership with Purpose, Isabella Community Soup Kitchen

Isabella Community Soup Kitchen is “sharing a warm meal for a better community.” A simple vision with a profound impact on the neighbors they serve. A partner organization of Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB), Isabella Community Soup Kitchen (ICSK) provides free breakfast and lunch in a warm, safe environment where all are welcome. “We are More

When to Plant Your Garden

Written by: Matthew Romans, Program & Education Specialist – Garden Project When should you plant your vegetables? The best time to plant your garden varies from vegetable to vegetable, but in general, garden veggies can be divided into two main categories; cool season and warm season plants. The following guide outlines these two categories, and More

Food or Medicine? 

Food Or Medicine?  That was the difficult decision Bridget and Kevin were facing last year.  Kevin had to retire from landscaping after a successful 25-year career to be the primary caregiver for his father, who was battling dementia. That meant Bridget’s job as a restaurant manager was the only income for their family of four.  More