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'Food Finder' app launching this Wednesday


The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

An app designed to connect people to local fresh food is being launched today by the Pitt County Farm & Food Council.

The launch of the new “Pitt County Food Finder” mobile app is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in the atrium of the agricultural center, 403 Government Circle.

The “Food Finder” app is a new, interactive location app for mobile devices that will connect people who need fresh, healthy food options with food pantries, food donation centers and faith-based feeding ministries, according to a news release from Pitt County’s Public Information Office.

The app also provides resource information for healthy food purchasing and educational opportunities, such as those found in farmers markets, community gardens, and Farm & Food Council classes.

The goal of the app is to ensure that everyone can access healthier, more nutritious food options, regardless of their physical location or economic status.

The Pitt County Food Finder app is available on both the Google Play and iTunes app stores, or can be directly accessed online at foodforpitt.org.

The app is funded by a grant from Vidant Health, administered through the Vidant Health Foundation, with additional funds and support from Pitt Partners for Health, Pitt County Government and the Pitt County Cooperative Extension.

The launch of this app is the culmination of several years’ worth of work from the Pitt County Farm and Food Council on the promotion of food access. The council is a group of 13 Pitt County residents, appointed by the county commissioners, who are fostering a network of businesses, farmers, schools, and non-profit organizations to promote healthier, sustainable and economically viable food system while diminishing food disparities, and protecting farmland.

More information about the council is available at www.PittCountyNC.gov/FFC.