An app that helps people in Marion County find food assistance is getting an update.
The Community Compass tool launched in February. People can use it to locate free groceries, hot meals and connect with other food assistance programs like SNAP and WIC.
New to the platform is a Spanish translation, a filter option and user feedback. The filter allows people to narrow searches based on hours and days of operation and distance.
“As many Marion County families continue to face challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, food access is imperative” Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said in an email statement. “Community Compass has been an important tool for local families, and we welcome these enhancements to expand that access.”
The city partnered with Indy Hunger Network and Level Up Development to develop the app. Nearly 10,000 residents have used it so far.