The Greater Lansing Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to individuals and families in need in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, Clare, Isabella and Gratiot counties. Food is distributed through an extensive network of food pantries and community kitchens located throughout the region. The Food Bank annually serves tens of thousands of people, many of them seniors and children.
Lansing Roots is a program of the Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB), designed to help beginning farmers develop successful farming enterprises through an incubator farm setting. The GLFB has been supporting home and community gardens for over thirty years through the Garden Project and Lansing Roots serves as a complement to the on-going support for community gardens by encouraging successful gardeners and interested entrepreneurs to develop farm enterprises. Lansing Roots focuses on limited-resource and historically under-served populations; primarily refugee, immigrant, low-income, minority, and women farmers and aims to reduce barriers to farming by providing land and infrastructure, farm resources, trainings, Demonstration Farm Plot, and a marketing collective that includes business planning and development and sales opportunities.