According to the Lansing State Journal, the Greater Lansing Food Bank is here to feed anyone in need. Here in 2020, many say that this is the first time in their lives they have had to ask for food.

When you think about it, there are so many people currently unemployed and having a difficult time making ends meet. And the last thing any of us want to see, is people going hungry.

For the last 39 years the food bank has been raising money and distributing emergency food to those at risk of going hungry, but this year's pandemic and the resulting economic hardships has shifted how the food bank responded to our residents in need. (LSJ)

Compared to last year at this time, thirty percent more people found themselves in need of food. If you take a look at other factors, food prices rose 30 percent due to increased demand and shipping costs.

They also saw some of their community pantries temporarily close their doors making it more difficult to reach people in those neighborhoods.

But the Greater Lansing Food Bank responded by becoming more resourceful. People in need also benefited greatly from the donations that poured in from long time and first time donors who cared.

When the food bank's board put in play the vision of Building Hope two years ago, they would never have imagined a global disaster nor predicted that our communities would be facing such a dramatic increase in food insecurity in a single year. (LSJ)

Please be generous this year to help those around us who have never before needed to ask for help acquiring food. Thank you for caring!

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