Press Release – Greater Lansing Food Bank to Distribute Food Packs to Local Kids


Justin Rumenapp
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Greater Lansing Food Bank
517.853.7818 ||


August 12, 2016

LANSING, Mich. – Greater Lansing Food Bank will distribute 1,900 packs of food to children as part of Project Connect events in Clinton, Gratiot and Clare counties. Each pack will contain four packages of oatmeal, two packages of instant noodles, two boxes of macaroni and cheese, one jar of peanut butter, one can of pasta, four cereal bars, and a piece of fruit. Project Connect is a series of resource fairs designed to help low-income families.

“This is a great opportunity for us to collaborate with other organizations to make sure families have what they need as they get ready for back to school,” says Kim Harkness, Director of Operations at Greater Lansing Food Bank. “Food is so crucial for these families. Kids get worried about food in the last few weeks of summer since their summer meal programs often end, and school meals haven’t’ stated yet.”

Families looking for information about Project Connect events should call Greater Lansing Food Bank at 517-908-3680.


August 17 from 9am-2pm
St Louis Church of Christ
1075 W Monroe
St Louis, MI 488880

August 23 from 9am-1pm
Clare County Fair Grounds
418 Fairlane St
Harrison, MI 48625

August 24 from 9am-1pm
Clinton County Fair Grounds
819 W Park St
St. Johns, MI 48879


Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) was created in 1981 to meet a need in the Greater Lansing community that became critical during the major recession of the early 1980’s. Unfortunately, the need continues.



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