Meal Time

To support your child's continued learning and development at home, some resources and information about our food service are provided below.

►Meal Time Lesson Ideas

When preparing meals, use this opportunity to teach kids how to follow directions and work together to build a healthy plate.  Look for “teachable moments” such as measuring ingredients, talking about healthy choices, or deciding how to fairly divide portions by . You can use the resources below to guide this learning experience.

External LinkOverview of Building a Healthy Meal: Use this overview as a discussion starter as you work together to build a healthy lunch.

External LinkFood Network Cooking with Kids: Here is a helpful resources when preparing to cook with kids.  It provides recipes as well as playlists of kids cooking.

External LinkGoogle a Favorite Dish: Just google it!  Anything from spaghetti to Vietnamese pho has a recipe online.  Encourage kids to brainstorm a list of ideas for the week.      

►School Closure Food Service Program

Clipart image of grocery bagThe Lansing School District announces the sponsorship of the School Closure Food Service Program for Children starting on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 20 sites.

Parents or children 18 and under will be able to walk up, bike up, or drive a vehicle to a curb side location to pick up a breakfast for the next day and lunch for the day. Multiple days of meals may be picked up at one time, including food that will be needed for weekends. Parents do not need to bring their children to the site to pick up meals.

PDF DocumentSchool Closure Food Service Program Flyer

If you have questions, please call 517-755-2750. Free meals will be available for all family members.



All Nations Christian Church Food Pantry
205 E Saginaw Street, Lansing
(517) 371-2222

Catholic Community of St. Jude (serves north Lansing zip 48906)
409 Wilson Street, DeWitt 48820
(517) 669-8335

Cristo Rey Community Center
1717 North High Street, Lansing
(517) 372-4700 x 249

Northwest Lutheran Food Pantry - Saint Stephen Lutheran Church
2900 N Waverly Road, Lansing
(517) 853-0453

Society of Saint Vincent De Paul - Saint Gerard (West of MLK only)
4437 West Willow Hwy, Lansing
(517) 853-8132

Society of Saint Vincent De Paul - Resurrection
1601 E Grand River Avenue, Lansing
(517) 371-4380

Society of Saint Vincent De Paul - Saint Therese
102 West Randolph Street, Lansing
(517) 482-0765


Bethlehem Lutheran Church
549 E Mt Hope Avenue, Lansing
(517) 485-3613

Bethlehem Temple Church
1518 South Washington Avenue, Lansing
(517) 485-4209

Christ Temple Church
1033 Lenore St, Lansing 48910
(517) 484-0578 or submit request online at

Lansing Area AIDS Network (Must be HIV+)
913 W Holmes Road, Suite 115, Lansing
(517) 394-3560

808 Southland Street, Suite B, Lansing 48910
Hours 9 am – 1 pm, M-F (By appointment only)
Call (517) 483-2604 (allow 24-48 hours for a response)

Mount Hope Presbyterian Church
301 West Jolly Road, Lansing
(517) 393-2211

The Salvation Army South Corps
701 W Jolly Rd, Lansing 48910
(517) 394-6945

South Lansing Ministries
1905 W Mt Hope, Lansing
(517) 853-8073


Lansing Church of God in Christ
5304 Wise Road, Lansing
(517) 882-2335

Our Savior Lutheran Pantry
1515 W Holmes Road, Lansing
(517) 882-7750

Pagans in Need - Lansing
5655 South Washington Avenue, Lansing
(517) 258-4575

Ray of Hope Food Pantry - Capitol City Church of God
6228 Bishop Road, Lansing
(517) 393-5353


Allen Neighborhood Center Breadbasket/Food Pantry
Every Monday, produce, bread and other baked goods are available to Eastside residents
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm (517) 367-2468

Eastside Community Action Center
1001 Dakin Street, Lansing
(517) 853-0414

Salvation Army North
525 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Lansing
(517) 484-4424


Letts Community Center
1220 West Kalamazoo, Lansing
(517) 483-4311

48917 (These pantries are actually in Eaton County)

Calvary Christian Fellowship
5324 Millett Hwy, Lansing 48917
Lunch and a bag of groceries
1st & 3rd Thurs 12 pm-1:30 pm
(517) 372-9673

Lansing Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Center
5400 West Saint Joseph, Lansing
(517) 321-8238

Society of Saint Vincent De Paul - Saint Gerard
4437 West Willow Hwy, Lansing
(517) 853-8132


First Presbyterian Church Pantry
510 W. Ottawa, Lansing
(517) 574-5124