Stories

Jackson in Action! Associates Volunteer at Greater Lansing Food Bank

Jackson associates took part in a Day of Volunteering at the Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) on Wed, Oct. 13, 2021. Jackson associates spent the day in the center organizing packing nearly 3,000 food backpacks for kids in need across mid-Michigan. “We are looking for the communities in our area that are currently underserved, and More

31st Annual Empty Bowl Event

Through the generosity of our sponsors and participants at this year’s 31st annual Empty Bowls event — we can provide over 680,000 meals to our neighbors! Thank you to Greater Lansing Potters’ Guild, Clayworks Pottery and everyone who helped make this year’s event a success. For over 30 years, Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) has More

National Volunteer Week

To our amazing volunteers! Every 2020 retrospective seems to start the same, it was a year like no other! In the volunteer department here at Greater Lansing Food Bank, the past year gave us and the entire organization an even greater appreciation of our volunteers as the heart and soul of what we do. Due More

The Number of Seniors Facing Hunger is Only Expected to Increase

Today, nearly 1 in 10 seniors in our communities are at risk of going hungry. Unfortunately, there are far too many seniors across mid-Michigan who struggle with choosing between paying bills or buying food every day. As the baby-boom generation ages, the number of seniors facing hunger is only expected to increase. For those who rely More

Impact Story: Fresh Produce Makes a Difference

Every year, Greater Lansing Food Bank distributes 2.5 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to promote good health for individuals and families. GLFB would not be able to reach everyone in need without the help of the 140+ partner agencies in our network, one of which is Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC). Open from 1-5 More

Children Are Counting on You This Summer

Children are more likely to experience summer hunger as families struggle to make up for lost school meals. In mid-Michigan, 21,660* boys and girls rely on the National School Lunch Program for free and reduced-price meals. And when school lets out, all those daily meals go away leading to a long summer of uncertainty. This More

Help Make a Bigger Impact This Red Nose Day

“I love my food bag!” “It’s good, but kinda heavy.” When Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) was able to expand the distribution of weekend food packs to all 684 students in Larson and Hillsdale Elementary Schools, we were lucky enough to hear and see the excitement of kids who got to take the packs home. More

Food Rescue at GLFB

There are thirty-eight local organizations that donate to GLFB’s “food rescue” program on a regular basis. More