Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Indy Parks launched the mobile food app, Meals on the Go at Broad Ripple Park Wednesday.
Indianapolis teen Cole Momcilovich created the app to help kids in Marion County access free meals during the summer. Indy Parks provides free meals to kids under 18 at nearly 100 sites through the Summer Servings Program.
“Only 20% of eligible kids are receiving these nutritional meals,” says Momcilovich. “After talking to over 30 kids in the Marion County area and knowing the amount of time kids spend on their phones, I knew an app would be the best solution.”
For the past two years, Momcilovich has been working with app developer Auri Rahimzadeh to bring his app to life. They hope to release Meals on the Go nationally, soon.
Meals on the Go gives users directions to the closest meal site via Google Maps. Users are also able to view meal dates, times and menus. The app will be downloadable through the Apple App store or the Google Play Store.