Access to and consumption of healthy food is a critical factor for improving the health and economic well-being of our community. Many residents are living in neighborhoods without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. They live in food deserts. The nutritious food most of us take for granted is not readily available.

We’ve been tackling this issue for several years through the efforts of our community impact team. Through this work, our local food system is better coordinated and organized to increase access to healthy food. The Flint Fresh Mobile Market and Flint Fresh Food Hub are significant examples of our progress. We’re proud of the work we’ve accomplished with disparate components of the supply and distribution chain to increase access to healthy food for Genesee County residents.

Flint Leverage Points Project

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint is partnering with Michigan State University to engage in a community-based research project to better understand the food system in Flint, Michigan.