Greater Lansing Food Bank Steps Up
According to the Lansing State Journal, the Greater Lansing Food Bank plans to step up its efforts to meet the needs of the area's food insecure. The non-profit holds mobile food distribution events throughout the tri-county area every month, but with COVID-19 in Michigan, there is currently a greater need.
When the food bank holds its next mobile food distribution in Lansing on March 21, staff and volunteers will use a drive thru model. They will ask recipients to stay in their vehicles while food boxes are loaded into the trunk or back seat.
Several Lansing area school districts, including Lansing School District and Waverly Community Schools, announced plans to feed students during the state-wide mandated closure. However, some school districts don't have that capability.
A state waiver secured Friday will allow food banks to work with those school districts to supply food to students who might otherwise miss meals.