Community Resources- Lansing, MI Area

Stay Home Stay Safe Save Lives

Mi211 ( This is a platform used to locate specific resources in your community. You do not need to create a login to use this resource.  At this time, directing people to 2-1-1 is the best way for them to get connected to needed resources regarding taxes, COVID-19, food assistance, etc.

Lansing School District ( The Lansing School District announces the sponsorship of the School Closure Food Service Program for Children starting on Monday, March 16, 2020. School Closure Food Service Program Parents or children 18 and under will be able to walk up, bike up, or drive a vehicle to a curb side location to pick up a breakfast for the next day and lunch for the day. Multiple days of meals may be picked up at one time, including food that will be needed for weekends. Parents do not need to bring their children to the site to pick up meals. Please visit the Lansing School District web site page for the latest information If you have questions, please call 517-755-2750. Free meals will be available for all family members. MEALS WILL PROVIDED MARCH 16 THROUGH APRIL 3, 2020 (EXCLUDING WEEKENDS) AS OF THIS TIME.


Comprehensive Resource for Families (

Although there are so many unknowns and rapid changes are occurring daily, our team is hard at work to prepare, connect, and provide helpful resources, as well as communicate with high reverence, “we are in this together!” You will find community, homeschool/educational, food and lunch, childcare, telemedicine resources plus things to do at home and non-germy options at this link.


MI-BEST RESOURCES  ( provides links to all of the Michigan community colleges Coronavirus information pages and resources to support online learning. Includes information about access to basic needs services in Michigan.

MiBridges– ( This is an all-inclusive website that allows students to apply for state benefits and locate local resources to meet their non-academic needs. Through this no cost platform, students can apply for Healthcare Coverage, Food Assistance Program (FAP), Cash Assistance, Child Development & Care, State Emergency Relief. MiBridges also connects users to the MI-211 database. If you would like assistance with becoming a MiBridges partner, please let me know and I would be happy to walk you through the process.

Capital Area Housing Partnerhip ( put together a really helpful resource guide for renters and homeowners. It’s comprehensive, and will be updated as more information becomes available. Please review and share as necessary. CAHP staff will be working remotely through April 13, 2020. We can be reached by phone at 517-332-4663, Monday – Friday from 9a-5p.


Refugee Development Center ( (517) 999-5090 COVID-19 information in multiple languages available


TRI-COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING MEAL PICK UPS FOR OLDER ADULTS  As a provider of essential food and safety services for older adults, the Tri-County Office on Aging (TCOA) remains open. Among other services, the Meals on Wheels home delivery program continues to operate with increased health and safety precautions in place. Copy and paste the link for detailed information.

Capital Area Community Services Inc. ( 517-393-7077 – Free meals for kids during current school copy and paste the link for district and county sites.

  • CACS, 517-393-7077 “
  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)/The Emergency Food Program (TEFAP)
  • Both food programs continue to operate with operational modifications. Already packaged food boxes will be delivered to waiting cars. Staff from CACS units are packing the food boxes; volunteers are not.

CACS Service Centers ( 517-393-7077 Services provided by Service Center staff is being scheduled on an appointment only basis. Signage is posted at all Service Center sites indicating how to reach staff.

  • Financial Literacy/Property Tax Foreclosure Prevention Program
  • Services are being initiated through an initial phone call. Staff will serve clients remotely.
  • Tax Preparation Services
  • Tax Preparation service have been suspended until further notice as per AARP and VITA.
  • Homeless Program
  • Services are being initiated through an initial phone call. In person meetings to follow-up will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Weatherization Services
  • Weatherization Services have been suspended until April 5, 2020.”

Salvation Army “Please have clients call for more information on what form of I.D. is required if needed. Due to the Covic-19 virus- hours and services may change. Citadel Corps- 525 N. Pennsylvania Ave. 484-4424, ext. 100

  • Consumer Energy assistance with an approval letter from MDHHS.
  • Food Pantry hours for the Citadel @ 525 N. Pennsylvania Avenue for clients ONLY with 48906,48910,48911 & 48912 every 30 days-WALK IN during 9-11am and 1-3 Monday-Fridays. I.D is required.
  • Diapers and Formula every thirty days 48906,48910,48911 & 48912 ONLY
  • Produce Distribution Center 3305 S. Pennsylvania EVERY WEDNESDAY for Ingham County residents ONLY. Drive thru ONLY- boxed produce per household. I.D is required

Consumer Energy assistance with an approval letter from MDHHS.

March 27, 2020