Greater Lansing Food Bank John and Diane Dodge Endowment Fund

To support the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Established in memory of John and Diane Dodge. For more information on the GLFB, visit their website:

About the Dodges

John and Diane Dodge spent much of their personal and professional lives feeding and caring for people

The Lansing couple owned several local businesses, including the Indian Head Motel, Dodge City, the Dodge House, Eddie O’Flynn’s and Sneekers Restaurant. John was an instructor of hospitality and business and mentored interns at Lansing Community College for 30 years. He was a member of the Michigan Restaurant Association from 1983-2000, and in 2000 he received the association’s Distinguished Service Award.

John and Diane were known for their legendary Christmas parties and hosted a steady stream of guests at their lake house in Canada. You never went hungry when you were around the Dodges, and they were the consummate hosts.

When John died of a heart attack in 2010, Diane established the Greater Lansing Food Bank Endowment Fund in his memory. Diane’s 11-year battle with ovarian cancer ended in 2011, and the fund was renamed to honor them both.

Their legacy of feeding and caring for people lives on through this endowment fund.