Consumers Energy Assistance Programs and Payment Plans
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assistance. If you have suffered a job loss or are dealing with high or unexpected medical bills, emergency and ongoing aid may be available to better help you manage your energy bills and meet other needs.
Consumers Energy offers access to special payment plans and programs that may help meet your energy needs and protect you from natural gas and electric service shut-off.
You can choose from more than 20 company, federal and state assistance programs and payment plans on our website. There are options for military families and veteran’s, 65 and older, income-qualified and more. If you need help paying your bill, we recommend you Call 2-1-1 in your community first. 2-1-1 coverage map.
Greater Lansing Foodbank – greaterlansingfoodbank.org
Services provided by the Food Bank
- Emergency food orders, which include enough non-perishable food to last a needy family for six days
- Support to home and community gardeners, which includes providing seeds, plant starts and tools
- Mobile food distributions
Help the hungry in our community
- A donation of $60 feeds a family of four for six days. Food assistance is needed throughout the year, not just during the holidays
You can also help the Food Bank by…
- Distributing donation envelopes at your organization’s meetings, in your workplace or at your place of worship
- Organizing a food drive in your neighborhood, at your local school or where you work
- Becoming a volunteer for the Food Bank, Food Movers or The Garden Project
- Requesting a GLFB speaker for an informational meeting or conference
- Donate by credit card at on our secure site
- Discover, MasterCard and Visa donations may be made over the phone with us: 517-853-7800
Food Safety Guidelines:
- stilltasty.com – This site will help you make a more educated decision whether to eat or toss that food you’re not sure is still safe to eat. It provides a search bar where you can type in the specific food you are curious about along with ways to store your food for maximized flavor and shelf-life.
- fmi.org – Food Marketing Institute proudly advocates on behalf of the food retail industry. FMI’s U.S. members operate nearly 40,000 retail food stores and 25,000 pharmacies, representing a combined annual sales volume of almost $770 billion. Through programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations, FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to more than 1,225 food retail and wholesale member companies in the United States and around the world. FMI membership covers the spectrum of diverse venues where food is sold, including single owner grocery stores, large multi-store supermarket chains and mixed retail stores. For more information, visit www.fmi.org and for information regarding the FMI foundation, visit www.fmifoundation.org.
- michigan.gov – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is comprised of six divisions that use a customer-driven, solution-oriented approach to cultivate and expand new economic opportunities for the food and agricultural sector; safeguard the public’s food supply; inspect and enforce sound animal health practices; control and eradicate plant pests and diseases threatening the $91.4 billion food
and agriculture system; preserve the environment by which the farming community makes their living and feeds consumers; and protect consumers by enforcing laws relating to weights and measures.