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Greater Lansing Food Bank hopes to cut hunger with new refrigerated truck

Posted at 4:47 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 16:47:47-04

LANSING, Mich. — The Greater Lansing Food Bank revealed a new refrigerated truck on Thursday, August 1.

The GLFB Food Movers Program says the truck will be essential to help save food that restaurants and centers get rid of.

"It will collect unsold and unused food from event centers and restaurants and distribute the food to community kitchens and shelters for people in need," Jan Jenkins said in a press release. Jenkins is the Director of Public Relations Publicom, Inc. and alerted FOX 47 to the dedication of the new truck.

In 2018, the GLFB used a similar truck and saved 145, 000 pounds worth of food.

That food was then delivered to those in need in Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties.

A new truck was needed because the previous truck was aging.

The truck was purchased with the help of funds from the Kroger Foundation through The Kroger Co.-Michigan Division.

The Greater Lansing Food Bank is located at 2116 Mint Road, Lansing, MI 48906.

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