Ahead of the holidays, Greater Lansing Food Bank contends with shifting needs, resources

Nov 3, 2016

It’s November already, and many of us are starting to think about Thanksgiving. It’s also the time of year when people think about donating to local food banks. One of mid-Michigan’s largest operations is trying new ways of targeting food to those most in need. We talk with Joe Wald of the Greater Lansing Food Bank.


Halloween is over, and soon the presidential election. Are we ready to clear the decks and think about the holidays? Thanksgiving is just three weeks away. This is the time of year when people start thinking about donating to their favorite charities, including food banks.

Hunger is, of course, a perennial issue in America. Food banks across the country are trying new ways to meet the demand with limited resources.

Here in mid-Michigan, the Greater Lansing Food Bank is entering its busiest time of the year. We talk with executive director Joe Wald.