Cristo Rey Community Center Food Access

Because no one should go hungry

Cristo Rey’s Food Access programs serve vulnerable individuals and families in the Lansing area who are food insecure or suffer from hunger.

Cristo Rey has several free food programs that consist of our Community Kitchen, Food Pantry, bi-monthly Open Distribution, and Bread Rack. Our clients may utilize one or all of them!

Each service has different eligibility requirements. If you do not qualify for one, you may qualify for another. To be eligible for our Food Pantry and Open Distribution, you must bring a valid Photo ID.

Food Access

Community Kitchen:

Provides breakfast and lunch to community members.

All are eligible and welcome to receive food.

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-11am and 11:30am-1:30pm

Open Distribution:

A large quantity of fresh fruits, vegetables, and non-perishable food is distributed to the public.

Registration begins at 8 am. Must bring a valid state identification card or Driver’s License.

All are welcome, 1 box of food per household.

Hours: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday 8 am until food is distributed.

*November and December dates subject to change due to the holidays.

Food Pantry:

Offers food, personal needs items, infant formula and diapers to area residents. Must live in zip codes: 48906, 48917  (limited areas), or 48823 (North of I-69 and East of Abbot Rd only).

Bring Photo ID and proof of residency.

Appointments ONLY, we advise you to schedule your appointment a few days in advance.

Walk-ins are accepted for those without permanent residency.

Hours: 8am-5pm

Bread Rack:

Offers a limit of 2 loaves of bread to every household, 5 days a week.

All are welcome, please sign-in before accessing bread.

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm

Direct Assistance

Personal Needs/Baby Program:

The personal needs program provides items like shampoo, soap, and deodorant, and the baby program supplies diapers, wipes, baby food and formula (when supplies are available).


 – Thursdays from 9am-noon                                                                   – Walk-ins are available

Community Clothing Closet:

Provides gently used or new clothing for men, women, and children. The program is 100% donation based so no items are guaranteed. 


– Call reception to get updated weekly availability                     (517) 372-4700                           

Serving individuals, serving families, serving communities.

Always with compassion.  Always with respect.

Questions?  Call!  (517) 372-4700