About The Williamston Food Bank
The Harold Larson Williamston Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to individuals and families in need in Williamston, MI. Food is distributed through an extensive network of partners and volunteers in the Williamston area. The Williamston Food Bank annually serves thousands of people, many of them seniors and children. Our recipients also include those families and individuals who are employed but don’t earn enough to meet housing, health, transportation and food needs.
The Harold Larson Williamston Food Bank was officially started by Harold and Margaret Larson in 1970, however, the couple had been helping Williamston residents in need long before that. As Harold tells it, he and Margaret received help from their neighbors back in the late 1940's when he was struck down with polio and was unable to work for a year. During those "lean" times, the Larsons realized how important it was to help out friends and neighbors who had fallen on hard times. The kindness they received inspired them to give back to others, and for nearly 50 years, this amazing couple helped countless needy families throughout our community.
Today, the food back serves families, large and small, single parents, the elderly, the unemployed and underemployed, providing food and personal items to those in the Williamston community who need help. In the last five years, the Williamston Food Bank has grown from serving 25-30 families each month to over 100.