Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Greater Lansing Food Bank

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

Mission Statement

Our ability to serve families and individuals through pantries and community kitchens is directly related to the generosity of the citizens in the greater Lansing area. Their donations fund most of the Food Bank's annual budget of $600,000. We obtain donations through the annual Christmas Envelope Campaign (supported by the Lansing State Journal and other community newspapers) and through contributions provided throughout the year by individuals and businesses. We also receive donations of food through food drives sponsored by business, organizations, churches and individuals.

ruling year

1982

chief executive

Joe Wald

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Keywords

Lansing 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 Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Programs

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

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Greater Lansing Food Bank

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Joe Wald

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

J. Michael Busch

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