Greater Lansing Food Bank takes a multifaceted approach to fighting hunger. In addition to the traditional food bank model used to distribute food through a member agency network, GLFB provides special programs and services to reach communities that have few emergency food resources.
Although GLFB was originally established as a temporary measure, food needs have continued to grow. GLFB—through its pantries, agencies, gardens, and rescue efforts—continues to work hard to feed the hungry. The organization is able to carry out its mission, in large part, because of the efforts of many outstanding volunteers, the assistance of its partner organizations, and the extraordinary generosity of this community.
What do they do at the Greater Lansing Food Bank?
They feed people. They make certain that everyone in their community has access to nutritious food, because we can all agree, that no one should ever go hungry in our community.
Where does GLFB get food?
The food bank gets food from retailers, the USDA, food producers, purchased goods and from food drive donations.
Who do they serve?
Everyone at risk, because hunger does not discriminate. They provide emergency food to families and children and retirees and veterans who have served our country. They serve people who look just like you and me. They help people to perform better at work and school and at home, because food is a basic need. Remember, that no one ever plans to be hungry.
How are they able to do this?
They can only meet this need because of the continuing support of the caring people and businesses in our community.
What type of food does GLFB distribute?
Greater Lansing Food Bank provides food from all of the food groups, including: meat & proteins; fresh produce; dairy; and bread, pasta & grains.