Greater Lansing Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to individuals and families in need in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, Clare, Isabella and Gratiot counties.
In the past, the greater Lansing area participated in a week-long event known as Restaurant Week to raise money for the food bank, but the event has not been reorganized. The wine bar’s General Manager Bill Schreck has revitalized it his own way.
“We thought it was a nice way to give back to the community,” Shreck said. “Last year they didn’t do (Restaurant Week) so we decided to do it ourselves this year.”
To donate at Dusty’s Cellar this week, you can order from a fixed Food Bank Menu. On it, a meal of a starter, entree and dessert costs $30 per person, with three options for each meal category. For those interested in donating more, there are also two extra options within the entree category that would add $10 to the bill.
“That includes wine, salads, anything you spend money on,” Shreck said.
According to the website of Greater Lansing Food Bank, all donated money goes to emergency food orders, which include enough non-perishable food to last a family in need for six days. The donations also provide support to home and community gardeners, by providing seeds, plant starts, tools and mobile food distribution.
“We want to make this an annual event, and maybe with doing this, we can get other restaurants involved again,” Shreck said. “The more money we make for the Food Bank, the better. It is such a great cause and organization.”