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Free food pantries and groceries Lansing and Ingham County.

Find Lansing Michigan and Ingham County free food banks, soup kitchens (for meals) and pantries near you, including centers that are open today. There are charities and churches that administer assistance programs for low income, unemployed, seniors, and people with no money who are facing an emergency. Find a free food pantry near you in Ingham County MI.

Not only do they provide free or low cost food, meals, and groceries daily, but many distribution centers also giveaway other free items such as diapers, personal toiletries, Ensure for seniors and baby formula. Or a center can have household items, special meals for Christmas or Thanksgiving and much more. Find a referral number at the bottom of the page for more food pantry locations as well as drive thru food banks or pet pantries in Ingham County as well. Or even find saving opportunities for shopping, including apps to help with saving money.

Programs offered by the food banks or soup kitchens, including in Lansing MI, can help people who are facing a crisis or hardship feed themselves and/or their families. They are a great resource for individuals to contact when they are faced with a difficulty. Depending on the pantry in the Ingham County area, you may also be able to get help with rent, bills, and other basic needs. Or get SNAP (food assistance in MI) or Meals on Wheels, all in addition to food that is provided.

Get a free food box or hot meal in Ingham County MI

Dansville Clothing and Food Bank
Address - 1361 East Mason Street, Dansville, Michigan 48819. Dial the food bank at (517) 623-0392.
Residents can get clothing for work or school as well as free or low cost emergency food boxes, meals, and groceries.

Haven House
121 Whitehills Drive, East Lansing, Michigan 48826. Telephone number - (517) 337-2731
Hot meals and free food for clients. They help the homeless in Ingham County as well as poor. Get a bag lunch or food box, personal toiletries and other stuff.




Society Of Saint Vincent Depaul, Saint John's Student Parish
Address - 955 Alton Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823. Dial (517) 337-9778
Runs a number of social service programs and assistance programs for the low income and disadvantaged. Apply for, among other services, free food, housing and meals. Or learn about government programs such as food stamps or WIC vouchers for new, low-income families.

City Of Lansing - Office Of The Mayor
Main office 124 West Michigan 9th Floor, Lansing, MI 48933. Dial for intake (517) 483-4477
They can direct individuals to charities, non-profits, and food banks in Ingham County Michigan. Staff can also direct clients to federal government programs such as SNAP food stamp (which is Food Assistance in MI).

First Presbyterian Church
510 West Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan 48933. Call (517) 482-0668
The church has a free food pantry. Groceries, household goods, paper products, produce, and more may be given out to the needy.

Church Of The Resurrection - Society Of Saint Vincent De Paul
Food banks and soup kitchen address is 1454 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912. Call (517) 371-4380

Christ Temple Church
Main address is 1033 Lenore Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48910. Phone: (517) 484-0578
The volunteer run church pantry provides food, clothing and personal needs to low income individuals. There are also Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals, toys and parties. Canned meat, peanut butter and jelly, dairy, milk, and more may be offered to the unemployed, working poor, and immigrants among others.

South Lansing Ministries
Address: 1905 W Mt Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910. Call 517-853-8073
Get shelf stable food from the pantry. Items, based on donations, include vegetable mix; peanut butter; Tomato sauce; instant milk; cooking oils; UHT 2-percent milk; applesauce and more.





Okemos Community Church
Food bank location is 4734 Okemos Rd, Okemos, MI 48864. Phone: (517) 349-4220

Advent House Ministries
Free pantry address is 743 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Lansing, MI 48915. For hours dial (517) 485-4722
Get food, toiletries, groceries, laundry detergent, Dried Beans , spam, and other goods, such as diapers.

The Peoples Church
Pantry and soup kitchen is at 200 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823. Phone: (517) 332-5073

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Main Address: 549 E Mt Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910. Main Phone: (517) 482-3225

Salvation Army Social Services and food programs
A leading national and local charity. A free emergency food pantry has canned and perishable foods. There are also hot meals from a soup kitchen, Thanksgiving turkeys or Christmas food, clothes, and summer snacks for students out of school. They also have a free Meals on Wheels for the elderly or disabled in Lansing MI. More on Ingham County Salvation Army assistance programs.

Cristo Rey Community Center
1717 North High Street, Lansing, MI 48906. Phone (517) 372-4700 for an appointment.
Clients, including single mothers in Ingham County, can get free food for families and individuals. There are groceries,  personal needs like soap or detergent, infant formula and diapers.

Saint Therese
Location - 102 W Randolph St, Lansing, MI 48906. Phone: (517) 487-3749 or Dial (517) 482-0765

Saint Gerard SVDP
4437 West Willow Highway, Lansing, MI 48917. Call (517) 853-8132 or (517) 323-2379
Low income assistance programs include Meals on Wheels, counseling, sack lunches or breakfast, and more. The pantry also has free personal hygiene supplies, infant formula, and other goods.




Eastside Community Action Agency
1001 Dakin Street, Lansing, MI 48912. Telephone - (517) 853-0414
Learn how to become self-sufficient over the long term. Short term help provided can include food, meals, and money for bills. They also provide free pet food, groceries such as cereal, tuna, canned meat and more. Or look here for free pet food distribution.

Faith Fellowship Baptist Church
Address of church is 1001 Dakin Street, Lansing, Michigan 48912. Phone number - (517) 853-9897

Ingham County Food Bank - Greater Lansing Food Bank
5600 Food Ct, Bath Twp, MI 48808. Phone: (517) 853-7800 or Telephone number of food bank is (517) 887-4357
The regional non-profit can provide referrals to free food pantries in Ingham County Michigan. They also have details on goods such as paper products or hygiene items.

Grace Lutheran Church-ELCA
528 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Lansing, MI 48915. Telephone: (517) 372-5830

NorthWest Initiative
Address: 510 W Ottawa St 2nd floor, Lansing, MI 48933. Phone: (517) 999-2894
There is free food, groceries, bread, and produce for low-income families. Other support includes rice, infant formula, milk, dairy and other goods from the free pantry, with a focus on the poor, single mothers or seniors in Ingham County.

New Hope Community Center
A free food bank is at 430 N Larch St, Lansing, MI 48912. Phone: (517) 484-4414

Leslie Outreach
Address - 112 S Main St, Leslie, MI 4925100. Call (517) 589-5814

Capital Area Community Services -- Rural Ingham Service Center
Main address - 218 East Maple Street, Mason, MI 48854. Primary phone number - (517) 676-1065
Some services offered are food pantry and thrift store. Also get information on and apply for both federal public aid and state of Michigan financial and food assistance programs. Senior clients can also get referrals to Meals on Wheels. This is the local community action agency with USDA commodity programs, government grants, and other support. More on food assistance from Capital Area Community Services.







Stockbridge Community Outreach
305 W Elizabeth St, Stockbridge, MI 49285. Dial (517) 851-7285 for hours

Webberville Food Bank
Location is 115 S Main St, Webberville, MI 48892. Phone number of pantry - (517) 521-3984
Emergency boxes of food with rice, meats, and non-perishable items are passed out by volunteers. The charity may also have special Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes for the low income.

Our Savior Lutheran Church
1515 West Holmes Road, Lansing, Michigan 48910. Telephone - (517) 882-7750
A soup kitchen is also feeding the working poor. Fresh fruits and canned goods are also available.

Holt Community Pantry
2021 N Aurelius Rd, Holt, MI 48842. Main phone - (517) 694-9307

Additional free food assistance programs in Ingham County

For more information or locations of free food pantries or government benefits near you, call 517-853-7800. There are many other programs available, ranging from free school lunch applications to Meals on Wheels for seniors and the disabled or produce and surplus commodities. The Feeding America center in Ingham county and regional agencies help the less fortunate.


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