Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Michelle Lantz, CEO, Greater Lansing Food Bank, Lansing, MI.

to make sure food isn’t an impossible choice for Mid-Michigans

The Greater Lansing Food Bank is joining forces with America’s End Hunger Month.

To hear Michelle talk about Feed America’s Month of Action, click play on the SoundCloud podcast shared below:

In the interview, Geoffrey asked Michelle:

Welcome Michelle, remind the Michigan business community about your food bank and your organization’s footprint.

So Feeding America, what’s their story?

I understand that this month marks the 15th anniversary of the Feeding America special.

Anti-Hunger Month, how can businesses and communities get involved?

Anything else we should know at this time?

People living with a food crisis because of the economy

  • Food pantries across the U.S. say they are struggling to meet demand as rising food costs force more Americans need help keeping food on the table.
  • A recent survey by Feeding America, a nonprofit network of 200 food banks, found that 155 food pantries reported a jump in the number of families coming to their doors.
  • Although inflation has decreased, Americans do not see relief in the grocery aisle. Food prices jumped by 14.1% in August. the largest annual increase since March 1979.

Lansing Chamber Event Summary 09/13/22

  • The Lansing Economic Club hosted a panel discussion with Claire Babineau-Fanteno, CEO of Feeding America, and Dr. Phil Knight, Executive Director of the Michigan Council of Food Banks. The program focused on how food insecurity affects every business, from employees and their families, customers and potential customers, and the communities in which they operate. The program was moderated by Michelle Lantz, CEO of the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

Take part. Upcoming events

  • September is the month to fight hunger. Day of hunger strike – September 23. September 15 is the birthdaythousand Feeding America, the nation’s largest anti-hunger organization with a nationwide network of 200 food banks, including the Greater Lansing Food Bank, organized the annual call to action. This year’s campaign represents the impossible choice that millions of people in America are often forced to make between food and other basic needs More details here: https://greaterlansingfoodbank.org/events/hunger-action-month-2022
  • Empty Bowls — October 21. For more than 30 years, the Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) has hosted an annual Empty Bowls event. The simple offering of a bowl of soup and a slice of bread is served to show supporters the humble food that is often the only food one can eat when one is struggling with food insecurity. More details here: https://greaterlansingfoodbank.org/give/empty-bowls

The Greater Lansing Food Bank also shared a press release with MBN on the matter:

The Month of Action Against Hunger campaign aims to encourage the public to get involved and raise awareness about hunger in America

LANSING, Michigan – September 2022 – In Action Against Hunger® Month this September, the Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) will join Feeding America and other member food banks in the network to inspire people to join the fight to end hunger and raise awareness for people in need nutrition in the United States. of the state.

Food banks across the country are working to make a real and lasting impact on fighting hunger in their communities, and they’re asking for the public’s support.

It turns 15 in September. Feeding America, the nation’s largest anti-hunger organization with a nationwide network of 200 food banks, including the Greater Lansing Food Bank, organized the annual call to action. This year’s campaign shows the impossible choice that millions of people in America are often forced to make between food and other basic needs.

“Many people may not think too much about their daily diet. For people who suffer from hunger, daily meals are not so easy,” said Claire Babineau-Fanteno, CEO of Feeding America. “Instead, it becomes a different type of choice – an impossible decision between food or other essential needs such as electricity, childcare or medicine. No one should be forced to starve. With the support of the public, we can come together to increase access to food for all people, so they no longer have to make such tough decisions.”

Anti-Hunger Month is a time to mobilize to end hunger. You can choose to donate or advocate. You can volunteer or raise awareness. You can help eliminate hunger. For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/3kLmtQG

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About Greater Lansing Food Bank Greater Lansing Food Bankmember of Feeding America, has been working to compassionately feed hungry Michiganders since 1981. GLFB distributes more than 11 million pounds of nutritious food across a seven-county area through specialized programs and a network of 140 community partners.

About feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and nutrition programs, we provide food to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve the food security of the people we serve; informs the population about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from starvation. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Media Contact Michael Steibel, Marketing and Communications Manager p: (517) 853-7818 e: michael@glfoodbank.org

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