Greater Lansing Food Bank takes a multifaceted approach to fighting hunger. In addition to the traditional food bank model we use to distribute food through our member agency network, GLFB provides special programs and services to reach communities that have few emergency food resources.
This program provides home and community garden support for low-to-moderate income residents in our service area to help promote community building, healthy eating, and self-sufficiency.
GLFB addresses the barriers of both urban and rural poverty by bringing healthy food, including fresh produce and dairy, directly to communities in need.
Across our member agencies and special programs, GLFB distributes 2.5 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables annually to help promote good health for individuals and families. GLFB also operates a special Senior Produce Program that delivers fresh produce directly to low-income and homebound seniors.
Through a dedicated outreach team, GLFB focuses on enrolling eligible individuals and families in the federal Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which offers nutrition assistance and provides economic benefits to communities.
GLFB works to provide food on the weekends and over extended school breaks to children in grades K-8 who may otherwise go hungry. Working together with school districts and through member agencies, GLFB reaches thousands of children annually through school pantries or backpacks filled with nutritious food.