GLFB Announces New Directors and Board Leadership for 2019-2020

LANSING, MI – Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) is pleased to announce that Sue Snodgrass of Auto-Owners Insurance and Ken Klein of Northbrook Investment Management have joined its Board of Directors. Both individuals bring management expertise, community leadership and commitment to ending hunger to the GLFB team. GLFB Board Leadership for 2019-2020, effective July 1, More

RECALL: Tyson Foods, Inc. – Chicken Strip Products

TYSON FOODS, INC. – CHICKEN STRIP PRODUCTS RECALL: Tyson Foods, Inc., a Rogers, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 11,829,517 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items More

Fight Hunger. Spark Change. 2019

Hunger is closer than you think. 40 million people struggle with hunger in the United States. In Michigan, 1,414,700 people face hunger everyday – and of them, 356,930 are children. To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America and Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) are kicking off its sixth annual nationwide More

RECALL: Pre-cut Melons

PRE-CUT MELONS RECALL: The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Carrau illnesses linked to pre-cut melon products. These products contain cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon, or may be mixes of some or all of More

RECALL: Ground Beef Products

Ground Beef Products Recall- JBS Plainwell, Inc., a Plainwell, Michigan establishment, is recalling approximately 43,292 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically, pieces of hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The ground beef loaf products were produced on March 20, 2019. More

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs ‘tampon tax’ repeal at Greater Lansing Food Bank

On Thursday, Nov. 5, 2021, Greater Lansing Food Bank welcomed Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as she signed a bill repealing tax on essential menstrual products in Michigan. The reform removes the tax on feminine hygiene products. Alongside Gov. Whitmer was Michelle Lantz, CEO of Greater Lansing Food Bank, Lysne Tait, executive director of Helping Women Period, More

Improvements to Michigan’s Bridge Card System to Cause Temporary Shutdown of System

News Release provided by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.  LANSING, Mich. – Michiganders who use Bridge Cards to buy food or use cash assistance benefits will be unable to do so late Saturday, Oct.16 and early Sunday, Oct.17 while a system upgrade is implemented that will provide easier access to benefits. The Bridge More

GLFB Announces Board Leadership and New Members for 2021-2022

LANSING, MI ­– Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) is pleased to announce the board leadership for fiscal year 2021-2022: Nikali Luke, Chair (Simplified Tax & Accounting Service PC), Leslie A. Brogan, Vice-Chair (Comcast), Ken Klein, Treasurer (Northbrook Investment Management) and Lavon Dennis, Secretary (Coverys). GLFB also welcomes new board members: Mona Deliwala (Jackson®), Katie Kelley (CATA) More

Cultivating a Community of Hope

The impact a simple garden can have on the community is nothing short of astonishing. Every year Greater Lansing Food Bank’s Garden Project offers an opportunity to experience one of Lansing, MI’s most amazing hidden gems. There are nearly 115 community gardens and urban farms in the Greater Lansing area and each has taken on More

Greater Lansing Food Bank Breaks Ground on Larger Facility

Greater Lansing Food Bank Breaks Ground on Larger Facility LANSING, MI – Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) announced Thursday via a virtual groundbreaking ceremony, it will begin construction of a new facility following 37 years at their current warehouse in north Lansing. The new site, located in Bath, Michigan, is part of GLFB’s Building Hope More

FOX 47 Matching Donations to Help Feed Families in Mid Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — FOX 47, The Scripps Howard Foundation and the Greater Lansing Food Bank are teaming up to provide over 50,000 meals for Mid-Michigan families in need. Between now and June 15, viewers and companies are encouraged to donate, and FOX 47 we will be matching those donations dollar for dollar up to $12,000! More

School Meal Programs Overwhelmed by Non-student Food Pickups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nalee Xiong, Marketing & Communications Specialist Greater Lansing Food Bank (517) 853-7818 March 25, 2020 SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS OVERWHELMED BY NON-STUDENT FOOD PICKUPS  General public asked to use local food agencies, mobile distributions by using 211 LANSING, MI – With Michigan’s K-12 schools closed by Gov. Whitmer due to COVID-19, More

GLFB COVID-19 Response

Greater Lansing Food Bank will continue to serve our neighbors who are food insecure during these uncertain times. Click buttons below for more information on each topic. Community Response   Find Food Assistance   Volunteering   Garden Project   SNAP     Regarding Upcoming Events This web page is dedicated to COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates as it relates to Greater More

RECALL: Select Varieties of Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese

Select varieties of Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese are voluntarily being recalled due to the potential presence of pieces of red plastic and metal that may have been introduced during production. Consumption of hard or sharp foreign material could cause injury to teeth, mouth, throat, stomach or intestine tissues if swallowed. The company discovered the issue when More

Michelle Lantz Selected as New CEO of Greater Lansing Food Bank

LANSING, MI, August 23, 2019 – Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) announced today that its board of directors has appointed Michelle Lantz as CEO, effective September 9, 2019. She succeeds Joe Wald, who retired from GLFB in June.   “I am honored to serve the organization as its next CEO,” commented Lantz. “The food bank More

Fox 47 News’ 3 Degree Guarantee

FOX 47 News – WSYM is the only station with a Weather Guarantee. In May, Fox 47 News – WSYM chose Greater Lansing Food Bank as the nonprofit to benefit from the 3 Degree Guarantee! Extending that partnership through the end of this month, Meteorologist Brett Collar will predict the high temperature for the next day. If he’s More