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Greater Lansing Food Bank Envelope Campaign Kick Off

Monday, November 3, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
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MEDIA ADVISORY 

What:    Greater Lansing Food Bank Envelope Campaign Kick Off

When:   Friday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m.

Where:   MacDonald Middle School, East Lansing   

Why:     This past year the Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) has once again experienced local food requests at near record levels. With the support of our community, we were able to meet these needs. Unfortunately, requests for help continue to grow, especially for children as well as our veterans and seniors.  In addition, persistent underemployment, the rising cost of food, utilities and rent are forcing more and more people to seek emergency food.

Our ongoing ability to combat this hunger crisis will be dependent on the continued support from our community.

Last year we raised more than one million dollars through our holiday season envelope campaign.  This significant event, spearheaded by the Lansing State Journal, the  Lansing City Pulse and Community Newspapers for more than 20 years, has helped to feed so many in our community. It also helps bring home the message that 1 in 4 Lansing area children still are uncertain as to where their next meal may be coming from. This year, we are inviting the community to join with us in choosing Hope not Hunger for our communities, by giving to our 2014 campaign.

The Greater Lansing Food Bank is a non-profit organization established in 1981.  It is the area’s leading source of food for those who might otherwise go hungry.

The media is invited to attend this event and hear the presentation of the 2014-2015 Annual Report Card for Community Hunger, which will provide area statistics on hunger and need.

 

Contact:

Joe Wald, Executive Director

Direct- 517-853-7803

OR

Kim Shapiro, External Relations Manager

Direct- 517-853-7801

Cell- 248-890-2500

Email: kds@greaterlansingfoodbank.org


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