City of Indianapolis Debuts Food Insecurity App

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INDIANAPOLIS -

In partnership with the Indy Hunger Network, The City of Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety is announcing the development of an app that will provide Indianapolis residents with mobile tools to find local food pantries and other assistance programs. Initial funding for the platform, Food Compass, will be provided by the Indianapolis Bond Bank and the IndyStar Our Children grant program.

“Food Compass will make it easier for people to find out what types of food assistance are available and how to access them. The app will help close the meal gap to ensure that no one in our city goes hungry,” said Kate Howe, Managing Director of Indy Hunger Network.

Features of the app include a food pantry finder, event finder for farmers’ markets and mobile pantries and an eligibility calculator to determine the nutrition assistance programs that residents may qualify for.

To learn more about the Food Compass app and other current projects from the Indy Hunger Network, click here. 

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