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"Hungry" is no way to spend childhood

Every day The Salvation Army helps cure hunger by providing nutritious meals to neighbors in need.

Here in Michigan, one out of six children face food insecurity.

The Salvation Army works to ensure that every member of our community has the food they need to thrive. If you face hunger, we want you to know that you are not alone.

Thanksgiving with The Salvation Army

For more information, please contact The Salvation Army Lansing Capital Area at 517.484.4424.


Community Meals

The Capital Area Salvation Army offers a Community Kitchen which serves a nutritious meal to go. We work with other Lansing area nonprofits and agencies to provide nutritious, filling meals to those in need.

The Lansing Citadel Corps located at 525 N. Pennsylvania Ave. serves lunch on Monday, Friday, and Saturday starting at 12:00 noon, and on Sunday beginning at 12:30. All meals will be served while supplies last.

Dinner at the SAL

Our community dinner program, will serve meals at the South Corps location at 701 W. Jolly Rd. on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Beginning Wednesday, November 3rd, the Wednesday meal ONLY will be served as a sit-down meal. Take out style meals will still be offered on Wednesdays, and Friday will continue to be take out only. 

For the safety of our community, if you wish to have a sit-down meal on Wednesdays:

  • You must reserve your seat by calling 517.484.4424 or emailing lillian.james@usc.salvationarmy.org.
  • Seating is limited to 60 people.
  • Everybody must wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Anybody who is sick/exhibiting COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to enter the building. Instead, they will receive a take out meal.

You can view the November Menu here!

These times do not include Federal Holidays or times of extreme weather. Please check here or on Facebook for schedule changes.

Food Pantry

In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 6 people in the United States, hunger is a very real struggle. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different.

Right now, millions of Americans are at risk of hunger.  These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot always make ends meet and may be forced to go without food (from Feeding America).

Households in need of food can receive supplemental assistance from one of two local Salvation Army Food Pantries one time each month.  The amount of food each household receives is based on the number of individuals in the family/household.

If you are in zip code areas 48912, 48906, 48910*, or 48911* appointments are not necessary at the Citadel Corps during these specific times:  9:00 am to 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm M-F.

If you are in zip code areas 48910 or 48911 call the South Corps at (517)-394-6945 to make an appointment.

 

You must have with you at the time of your arrival:

  • Picture ID for all adults, if your address is different than your ID, than mail with new address from the last 30 days is required
  • School ID, medical cards or social security cards for children under 18

All other zip codes please call 211 from a land line or 866-561-2500 from your cell phone.

These times do not include Federal Holidays or times of extreme weather

*While these zip codes are assigned to The Salvation Army South Pantry, The Salvation Army services eligible recipients applying for assistance at this location.

If you would like to donate food to this cause click here to find out.

Produce Distribution

Please Note: Produce Distribution will resume in January 2022. Please check back here or on Facebook for more information. 

Fresh produce is provided in all three counties (Clinton, Ingham and Eaton.) The service is provided to anyone that is low income or in need of produce. This program runs from January to Mid-October. The following shows the schedule & locations:

Clinton County: 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of the month

  • First Baptist Church: Beacon of Hope Family Care Center
  • 512 S. US 127 (Whittemore St) St. Johns, MI 48879
  • Distribution begins at 12:00 p.m.

Eaton County: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

  • Eaton Clothing and Furniture Center
  • 135 S. Washington Ave., Charlotte, MI 48813
  • Distribution begins at 11:00 a.m.

Ingham County: Every Wednesday of the month

  • The Salvation Army - Capital Area Distribution Center
  • 3305 S. Pennsylvania Ave Lansing, MI 48910
  • Distribution begins at 12:00 p.m.

(To receive assistance you must have a valid ID and proof of residence in the relevant county.)

These times do not include Federal Holidays or times of extreme weather.

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