Greater Lansing Food Bank
is moving into a new building that will give them much-needed space for food distribution and its other programs.CB Richard Ellis/Martin
negotiated a lease for the food bank on a 5,631-square-foot building at 919 Filley St. in Lansing.
Executive Director Terry Link says the new space will allow the food bank to house all of its programs under one roof.
“This will make us more effective with the resources we have,” Link says. “We were crunched in space and our various programs were not under the same roof. It made communications a little more difficult.”
The food bank does not provide meals directly to individuals, but instead distributes food to a network of food pantries in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties. Link estimates their services touch 70,000 people annually and help to move 3 million pounds of food.
The food bank is currently gearing up for its annual “gleaning” program, in which volunteers harvest fresh produce from area farm fields that would otherwise go to waste.
For more information, visit www.greaterlansingfoodbank.org
Source: Terry Link, Greater Lansing Food Bank
Writer: Louise Knott Ahern