Food bank provides more than just food

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Sharon Miller says, “We’ll be doing this, I suppose, till we die.”

Since her husband’s passing in 1998, Miller has devoted her life to giving back to the less fortunate in her community.

“Our best friends belonged to Our Savior Lutheran and a week after he died they come and got me and said you’re going to church with me and I never left,” said Miller.

There are 14 volunteers at the Our Savior Lutheran Food Bank and they have created a bond that keeps them young at heart. They keep things fun when they are working together. They not only provide food and clothing, but this time of year, holiday spirit as well.

“You know it’s more than just the meat and food, it’s just the atmosphere,” said Frank Carman. “A couple of them have come just to talk to Sharon. They don’t necessarily want food, they just want somebody to talk to.”

This food bank also reaches out to more than just those in their designated zip codes. They offer food, clothing and whatever else they can provide to war veterans, people struggling with mental illnesses and those just released from prison.

With the holiday season upon us, anybody seeking help from the Our Savior Lutheran Food Bank will notice a few extra treats. The food bank gives out Christmas cards, extra bags of candy, cookies, toilet paper and anything else that gets donated to them.

Miller said since serving 1,030 people in August, they have stayed steady.

To donate to the Our Savior Lutheran Food Bank, you can drop items off at 1515 W Holmes Rd in Lansing.

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