FOOD, CLOTHING, MEALS & WHEELS
in GREATER LANSING AREA



FOOD SERVICES


AMERICAN RED CROSS
1800 E. Grand River
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 484-7461
Monday - Friday 5pm - 7pm and Weekends and Holidays 12:30pm to 2:30pm.
Clients must have identification for themselves.

ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES
Lansing: 663-3538 or 204-6260
Mason: 676-5680
Okemos: 282-8314
Potterville: 896-3027
www.angelfoodministries.com
Provides fresh and frozen food for $30 to serve a family of four for one week. Retail value of $42-$78.  Cash or food stamps accepted. Pre-order and payment due upon order; pick-up approximately two weeks later

CAPITAL AREA COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMODITY FOOD PROGRAM
1301 Rensen,
Lansing, MI 48910
517-393-7077
Surplus commodity food 4-6 times per year. Nutritious food for pregnant women, infants, and children up to the age of six, and the elderly 60 and over.

CITY RESCUE MISSION (CRM)
607 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
Phone: (517) 485-0145
Fax: (517) 485-0960

•Provides emergency shelter for men only. (Shelter for women and children available at the Mission’s Family Center). Two meals served every day for men, women and families. Continental breakfast for those staying in shelter.

•Transformation Program—twelve-month rehabilitation program for single men. Biblical counseling, personal assistance and job-training skills offered.

•Food pantry, available every 60 days.

  1. Personal Needs, available every 60 days.


CRISTO REY 
1717 N. High, Lansing
(517) 372-4700
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

•Handicapper Service Program for adults with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. Variety of supportive casework services and assistance available.

•Senior Programs and Services include: translation/interpretation, referrals, food, clothing, transportation, advocacy, health care assistance, home repair and maintenance.

•Assistance with clothing, household items, furniture. Operate clothing bank that clients can choose clothing from. Clients needing furniture are put on a waiting list and donations are matched to requests and delivered to clients, as they are available.

•Assistance with Food: Distributes food to low-income families once every 30 days. Family must have: emergency need, identification and/or social security card, and a document verifying the number of people in the family.

•Makes available donated furniture to families that are in need. Call or drop-in to sign up on waiting list.

•After school program: ages 7 and up, Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm. Drop-in center, board games, sports, work on computers, arts & crafts, field trips, chess club, tutoring

•Summer Break: 7:30am-5:30pm

•Medical Assistance: when available, vouchers are given to low-income Ingham county residents without insurance who have an emergency need for a prescription (1 time  per 12 months.) Also, stock OTC medications.


DHS (Department of Human Services, formerly FIA)
5303 S. Cedar Street
Lansing MI 48909
(517) 887-9400

•You need to go to DHS to either open a case or let your caseworker know that you are homeless. They will ask for your homeless verification form.

•To be eligible for their assistance you will need current ID, proof that you are homeless, and have some type of income.

•You are going to ask for Homeless Assistance.

•What they are usually able to help with is a portion of first month’s rent and/or deposit.

•Contact DHS only in the county in which you reside:

◦Ingham County 517-887-9791

◦Eaton County 517-543-0860

◦Clinton County 517-224-5500

•Rental Assistance: 1st month, and back-rent, once in a 12 month period.

•Must show: picture ID, Social Security card, Proof of income, birth certificate for all persons in household, marriage/divorce certificate, proof of county residency.

  1. Food Stamp program


GREATER LANSING FOOD BANK

PH: 517-887-4307

P.O. Box 16224, Lansing MI 48901


FOOD MOVERS

(517) 482-1270

Provide free food at various locations according to areas people live in. Requires ID and one piece of mail.

The Garden Project
(517) 887-4660
Offers gardening education, resources and materials. Free community garden plots, home garden tilling, seeds, fertilizer, and workshops to enable families to grow their own food.

INGHAM COUNTY FOOD BANK

c/o Ingham County Health Department

P.O. Box 30161,

Lansing MI 48909

517-887-4314

Information and referral source for emergency food assistance. Food provided once a month and not more than five times per year. By appointment only.


INGHAM COUNTY MSU EXTENSION SERVICE

2722 E. Michigan Avenue,

Lansing, MI 48912

517-482-9450

Training in food preparation, buying, storage, sanitation, basic nutrition, stretching dollars, etc.


INGHAM COUNTY WOMEN, INFANT AND CHILD PROGRAM (WIC)

5303 S. Cedar,

Lansing, MI 48910

517-887-4326

Supplemental food program for pregnant woman, infants and children.


GRAND LEDGE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER 

4980 Burt Ave, Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Church Phone: (517) 627-4917

Community Service Center Phone: (517) 627-4348

Methodist Church Phone: (517) 627-3256

Roman Catholic Church Phone: (517) 627-8493

Lutheran Church Phone: (517) 627-6310

•Provides food on an emergency basis. Clothing, bedding, household and miscellaneous items are also available. Low income families or disabled, unemployed, temporary emergencies, and the homeless living in the Grand Ledge School District. Food is available once every 6 weeks. Open Tuesday 10am-5pm and Thursday 10am-3pm.

•Emergency assistance for person’s living within the boundaries of the Grand Ledge school district. Rental assistance (one time annually, no deposit monies provided), utility assistance (one time annually), food, transportation, prescriptions, etc. Assistance is usually given in the form of vouchers or direct payment to the provider of the service. There are various sites where intake may take place. When funds are available.


Hearts & Hands
Eaton Rapids
(517) 663-7104
Located at First Baptist Church of Eaton Rapids, rear entrance. Assistance for people who live in the Eaton Rapids and Springport school districts. Help with food, and medical, housing, and utility emergencies when funds allow. Must bring photo ID, proof of address (other than ID), and information about income.

LAKESIDE REACHOUT CENTER (LAKESIDE CHAPEL OF PARK LAKE)
Webster and Park Lake,
Bath, MI 48808
517-641-6291 or 641-4180
Emergency food and clothing.

Lansing Network Centers-Nandy House
847 W. Willow, Lansing, MI 48906
Phone: (517) 346-5194
Fax: (517) 346-6430
Food Pantry, General Clothing, Personal/ Grooming Supplies. Provides a free service that offers food, clothing, personal items, and diapers to those in need with children or grandchildren living at home. Must bring referral from someone who can verify your need. Site hours 9-5 Monday- Friday.

Meals-On-Wheels (Tri-County Office on Aging)
(517) 887-1420
Provides hot, nutritious meals delivered to eligible homebound persons in the tri-county area who are 60 years and older.

MSU-Extension Nutrition Education Program
(517) 887-4588
A free program to help people make economical, healthful food and activity choices. Lessons and activities are designed around the participant’s interests and needs.

SALVATION ARMY EMERGENCY SERVICES
525 N. Pennsylvania,
Lansing, MI 48912
517-482-9716
Food, clothing, transportation, prescriptions, utilities, as funds are available.

SELF-HELP GARDEN PROJECT c/o Ingham County Food Bank,
P.O. Box 30161,
Lansing MI 48909
517-887-4307
Designed to help residents plant and havest food as well as preserve food for later use.

SHARE
2010 S. Washington Avenue,
Lansing, MI
517-482-8900
Purchase a balanced food package for $13 and 2 hrs of community service

Stockbridge Community Outreach
370 Cherry St, PO Box 682, Stockbridge, MI 49285
(517) 851-7285
Provides food pantry (beginning Monday of each month), clothing (Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9-12 and 1-3 and First Tuesday of each month 6-8pm), utility and rent assistance and medical transportation monies. Also makes referral to appropriate agencies. Low income residents of Stockbridge school district. Call to apply.

The Open Door Ministry
Central United Methodist Church
215 N Capitol Avenue
Lansing Mi 48933
(517) 485-9477  

•Drop in center, hospitality lounge, phone, laundry, showers, food pantry, fellowship lunch, clothing & personal needs, transportation, emergency housing, emergency intervention, advocacy, referrals, listening ear, prayer partner, community service opportunities. Located at Central United Methodist Church. Open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

•Clothing and personal need items available on a limited basis. Primarily for homeless or low-income individuals.


Webberville Food Bank
119 W. Grand River, Webberville, MI 48892
(517) 521-3984
Maintains a food and clothing bank for those in need. Serves those in need that lives in the Webberville SchoolDistrict.

WIC (Women, Infants, &Children)
(517) 887-4326
A supplemental nutrition program that serves low and moderate income pregnant, breast-feeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to 5 years.

 

 

 


FREE MEALS IN LANSING AREA



DOWNTOWN

CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
215 N. Capitol,
Lansing, MI
517-485-9477
Lunch: Thurs. 11:30 am.-12:30 p..m.

CITY RESCUE MISSION
607 E. Michigan Avenue,
Lansing MI
517-485-0145
Breakfast:Sun. 7:30 - 3:30 a.m.,
Lunch: Mon.-Sat. Afternoon Chapel Service
Dinner: 6-7 p.m. Sun-Sat. Chapel attendance is recquired.

HARVEST HOUSE
623 E. Michigan Avenue,
Lansing, MI 5
17-487-3090
Lunch: Aftter 11:30 a.m. Chapel Service Mon., Wed., Fri. (Served to women, children, and families).

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA (DROP IN CENTER)
430 N. Larch,
Lansing, MI
517-484-4414
Lunch: 11-45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

NORTHSIDE

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH
122 S. Pennsylvania,
Lansing, MI
517-482-2252
Lunch Sat. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CHRISTO REY COMMUNITY CENTER
1717 N. High,
Lansing, MI 48906
517-372-4700
Breakfast: 8:30-9 a.m.,
Lunch: Tues., Weds., Thurs. 11:30-12 noon
Senior Lunch: Mon & Fri 12 noon,
Senior Dinner: Tues & Thurs, 4p.m. (Transportation available for senior meals)

POTTER PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1001 Dakin,
Lansing, MI
517-485-3459
Lunch:Wed. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.in. (after optional 10:45 a.m. church service)

SALVATION ARMY
525 S. Pennsylvania,
Lansing, MI
517-484-4424
Lunch:12-1 p.m. Mon & Fri

EASTSIDE

UNIVERSITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1120 S. Harrison,
East Lansing, MI
517-351-7030
Lunch:Fri. 11:30 a.m.- 12:15 pm.

WESTSIDE

ADVENT HOUSE /WESTMINISTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
743 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.,
Lansing, MI
517-485-4722
Time:8:30 a.m. -6 p.m. Sat. & Sun.

SOUTHSIDE

SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY KITCHEN
Galilee Baptist Church,
2511 Reo Rd,
Lansing, MI
517-887-0770
Lunch: Tues & Thurs 11:30-12:15 p.m.