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

Please see the Screen-to-Screen Learning Food Program page for up to date Food Distribution Sites.


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