FLINT, MI – A mobile app designed to connect Flint residents with healthy food by using map interface and information sharing will host a launch party this weekend.
The launch party takes place from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Ophelia Bonner Park, 5300 North St., in Flint.
Flint Eats will enable residents to share and discover information about local food for purchase at retailers, share quality and cost of food at local food retailers and share food preparation and nutrition tips, according to the Flint Eats news release.
The event also marks the re-grand opening of the park, which has been cleaned up to become a community gathering place once again.
The event will include food, kickball, raffle prizes and a community resource fair. Attendees should bring a lawn chair to the event.
The mobile app was designed and is managed by Flint Innovative Solutions. The platform allows residents to share information about quality food that is available from retailers. In addition, local food providers are able to advertise healthy food to residents through the interface.
Users can download the app from Google Play Store or the App Store.
“Our goal is to get local retailers to provide high quality healthy food to Flint residents,” Athena McKay, executive director for Flint Innovative Solutions, said in a Flint Eats news release. “We also want to educate residents on how to make smart eating habits.”
Flint Eats allows residents to share information with each other through the