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Community Advocacy Organization

Community Organizations Partner to Give Back During Holiday Season

Updated: Jan 17, 2022

Photo Credit: Andrew Brewer-Lansing Catalyst Partners with Men Making a Difference, Church of Elohim, and The Chronicle News for a Drive Through Food and Essential Items Distribution to give back to greater Lansing Community.

In Michigan, 1,299,020 people are facing hunger - and of them 305,190 are children. 1 in 8 people face hunger. 1 in 7 children face hunger. ( Despite this fact many are not aware of the food disparities that exist in our own communities.

Hunger is a silent predator which we need to be prepared and equipped to fight. In response to helping meet the basic needs of the Lansing community, The Lansing Catalyst partnered with Men Making a Difference (M.M.A.D.), Church of Elohim and The Chronicle News, for a holiday food and essential Items distribution drive through. This event took place on December 19th, 2021, in South Lansing.

Photo Credit: Andrew Brewer

During the distribution, over one-hundred men and women’s hygiene kits were handed out as cars wrapped around the parking lot in line. These hygiene kits included socks, soap, washcloths, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and razors. More than four-hundred food bags with various meats, sides, and nonperishables were loaded into the cars in line. They also received umbrellas, winter hats, baby items and more. With the help of community partners, sponsors and volunteers, the orgs were able to give a gift to the community of Lansing.

Photo Credit: Mila Lynn-Yanice Jackson and Mila Lynn grab a quick selfie during event

We would like to give a special shout out to all of our volunteers and community partners. Also, special thank you to our sponsors Comcast, Young Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC, and Okemos Meijer and 1910 Food Market for helping make this possible.

If you would like more information about these organizations or would like to donate or volunteer at future events, please contact

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