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

Garden Tour 2022: An Empowered Community Growing its Own Food

Garden Project Garden Tour 2022 showcased how Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) and our partners are making nutritious food accessible to our community. Through Garden Project’s network of more than 90 community gardens and 500 home gardens.  On Wednesday, July 20, the greater Lansing community had an opportunity to gather and see what growing food More

Peace Pole Unveiling Ceremony (June 23, 2022)

In August of 2021, civilians left Afghanistan following the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces. As a result, evacuees arrived in Lansing to resettle through the care of St. Vincent Catholic Charities. Through the power of partnerships, a hot meals program was created to make sure evacuees had a least one hot meal a day. More

Local Community Generates 1.2 million Meals for People Facing Hunger

LANSING, MI – Last week, community members came together to raise money, donate food and volunteer to help Greater Lansing Food Bank in their mission to alleviate hunger one meal at a time by raising 1.2 million meals. After a two-year hiatus, GLFB’s largest annual fund- and food-raising events returned just days apart. Greater Lansing More

14th Annual Empty Plate Event

After a two-year hiatus, Greater Lansing Food Bank welcomed back its 14th annual Empty Plate event at the Huntington Club in Spartan Stadium. Thanks to the generosity of auction donors, sponsors and guests, this year’s Empty Plate raised more than $390,000! The 6th Annual Founders’ Award was presented at the event to the Camille and 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 nalee@glfoodbank.org (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