Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Greater Lansing Food Bank

  • Lansing, MI
  • http://www.glfoodbank.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Greater Lansing Food Bank is to partner to alleviate hunger one meal at a time, to create a future where everyone has access to nourishing food.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Garden Project
  3. Lansing Roots
  4. Food Movers

ruling year

1982

chief executive

Joe Wald

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Keywords

Food Bank, Garden Project, Food Movers

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EIN

38-2424756

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Food is distributed through food pantries and community kitchens located thoughout the greater Lansing area. Tens of thousands of seniors, children and "working poor" are served annually. The Food Bank also administers the Food Movers and the Garden Project programs. Food Movers collect excess food from licensed kitchens and grocery stores and delivers it to shelters, community kitchens and food pantries. The Garden Project administers 20 community gardens, securing land and making arrangements for plowing, and rototilling. Home gardeners receive supplies including seeds, plants and canning supplies enabling them to grow and preserve their own fresh vegetables.

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Program 2

Garden Project

Greater Lansing Food Bank's Garden Project provides access to land, how-to education, free seeds and plants, tool lending, a networking hub and more. This helps ensure that everyone in our community can have access to fresh, healthy food.

We support a network of more than 90 community gardens and more than 400 home gardens, serving an estimated 7,000 people. The Garden Project also manages our gleaning program, which rescues quality produce from Michigan State University and area farms to distribute through our network of agencies.

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Program 3

Lansing Roots

Lansing Roots is a program of the Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB), designed to help beginning farmers from the greater Lansing area begin successful farming enterprises through an incubator farm setting. The GLFB has been supporting home and community gardens for over thirty years through the Garden Project and Lansing Roots serves as a complement to the on-going support for community gardens by encouraging successful gardeners and interested entrepreneurs to develop farm enterprises. Our 10+ acre farm is designed to host farm businesses for 2-5 years while they grow and develop.

Lansing Roots focuses on limited-resource and historically under-served populations; primarily refugee, immigrant, low-income, minority, and women farmers.

Lansing Roots reduces barriers to farmers by providing land and infrastructure, farm resources, trainings, Demonstration Farm Plot, and a marketing collective that includes business planning and development and sales opportunities.

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Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Program 4

Food Movers

Food Movers began in 1992 as a prepared and perishable food rescue program sponsored by the Greater Lansing Food Bank. This program is a non-traditional form of food banking in that it rescues excess edible food in the Greater Lansing community.

Volunteers pick up food from restaurants, bakeries, catered events, etc. The food is immediately delivered to shelters and community kitchens where there is a need for food. Refrigerated trucks are used so food quality is not compromised, and volunteers are trained in the safe food handling guidelines established by the Ingham County Health Department and the USDA.

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GREATER LANSING FOOD BANK
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Greater Lansing Food Bank

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Joe Wald

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Joe Chahine

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?