Hosting a food or fund drive is a fun, hands-on way to involve your friends, family or coworkers in the fight to end hunger


  • 办公室慈善活动 - 举办节日活动
  • 生日 - 召集你的朋友和家人以你的名义进行捐赠
  • 贡品 - 纪念或缅怀你生命中的一个特殊人物
  • 毕业典礼--标记一个特殊的日子或事件
  • 5公里跑/跑步活动 - 纪念你的大跑

Lets Get Started!

Planning makes for a successful food drive. Here are some steps to help get you started.  

  1. Choose a food or fund drive. Decide what type of drive works best for you. 
    1. Food drive: collect canned goods and food donations in-person.
    2. Fund drive:  make a one-time donation below or become a fundraiser on behalf of Greater Lansing Food Bank. Fundraisers can easily rally friends, family, co-workers and employees to help fight hunger with their own unique donation page. 
  2. Select dates. Make sure to give yourself enough time to plan and promote the food drive. 
  3. Set a goal. Working toward a goal is a good way to achieve success and celebrate your efforts.  
  4. Promote your food or fund drive. Use social media, create press releases and send out group emails to help spread the word. Be sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn!  

Collection Guidelines

Collection sites should be well-marked. Use sturdy boxes, not bags, to collect food. For
example, cardboard boxes that printing paper are delivered in would work well.

  • Collect only non-perishable food items.
  • No glass. Glass can chip and break in barrels.
  • Do not mix non-food items with food, even if it is sealed.

Donations are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the GLFB distribution center at 5600 Food Court, Bath, MI 48808.

Note: GLFB has discontinued the use of red barrels and are now asking all food to be collected in boxes. GLFB will pick-up food collections that exceed 500 lbs. (approx. 500 items).

Please email us at for further details or questions.

Food Drive Tool-kit 

Helpful tips and most requested food drive items


Food Drive Logos 

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