Resources in Flint
Genesee County COVID-19 Testing Sites (PDF)
The organizations below can connect you with food and resources the Flint community.
Community Foundation of Greater Flint
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint serves the common good in Genesee County – building a strong community by engaging people in philanthropy and developing the community’s permanent endowment – now and for generations to come.
Flint Fresh is a non-profit food hub that is working to get fresh, healthy foods on to the plate of Flint residents. They work with local farmers to make their products available at an affordable price to the community.
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan serves as a common solicitor, storehouse and distributor of food to member non-profit and charitable organizations in 22 counties. Find a food pantry.
Flint Food FARMacy
For patients identified as food insecure by their primary care providers, Hurley Medical Center's grant-funded Food FARMacy is a place where families in need can get healthy meals.
Connect with MSU Extension in Genesee County to find resources related to health, nutrition, gardening, and more.
Edible Flint supports Flint residents in growing and accessing healthy food in order to reconnect with the land and each other.
The Flint Registry is a project that will connect people to services and programs to promote health and wellness and help understand how the Flint water crisis has affected the Flint community.
Flint Development Center
The Flint Development Center provides facilities where the residents of Flint and Genesee County can safely engage in recreational, social, educational, cultural, community service, civic, and governmental activities.
Academic Research and Resources
Briefing Note 5 - Food System Values: Government and Philanthropic Perspectives
Published on May 11, 2022
What does a desirable future food system look like in Flint to government and philanthropic leaders? Read this briefing note to explore our findings.
Tool #1: A guide to visioning and Q methodology in food systems
Published on August 11, 2021
Combining visioning and Q methodology allows the community to outline and prioritize their values, allowing decision makers to ensure future plans are centered around the community.
Briefing Note 4: Ranking food system values
Published on August 24, 2020
Flint residents were interviewed about their priorities for a desirable food system and were asked to rank values from most to least important.
Briefing Note 3: History of food in Flint
Published on August 24, 2020
To understand why Flint’s food system functions as it does today, we need to understand its history. One of our first research activities was to co-create a timeline of significant events that impacted the structure and function of the current food system.
Briefing Note 2: Values about the Flint food system
Published on June 26, 2020
What does a desirable future food system look like in Flint? We carried out visioning workshops to identify sixteen values that represent the community's priorities.
Briefing Note 1: Attempts to organize the Flint food system
Published on May 29, 2020
In order to identify ways to improve Flint’s food system in the future, we must understand past attempts to organize the food system.
Try, try again: Lessons learned from success and failure in participatory modeling
Published on February 14, 2019
Participatory modeling can be a powerful approach that builds collective knowledge and social capital, thus helping communities to take charge of their future and address complex social and environmental problems.
Tools and methods in participatory modeling: Selecting the right tool for the job
Published on November 1, 2018
This article offers practical guidelines to improve decisions about method selection at different stages of the participatory modeling process.
Purpose, processes, partnerships, and products: four Ps to advance participatory socio-environmental modeling
Published on September 18, 2017
Standardizing communication about participatory modeling case studies can lead to innovation and new insights about model‐based reasoning.
Using fuzzy cognitive mapping as a participatory approach to analyze change, preferred states, and perceived resilience of social-ecological systems
Published on May 28, 2015
This article examines the usefulness of fuzzy cognitive mapping for promoting resilience analysis among stakeholders.
Public Participation in Scientific Research: a Framework for Deliberate Design
Published on January 1, 2012
This framework can support deliberate design of public participation in scientific research efforts that will enhance their outcomes for scientific research, individual participants, and social–ecological systems.
Briefing Note 6
This policy brief analyzes the impact of delayed access to SNAP benefits for North Flint Food Market customers and recommends waiving the requirement for the market to better serve the community.
Learn more about participatory modeling.
What is fuzzy cognitive mapping?
- Read about it at FCMappers.
What is Systems Dynamics?
Learn more about our funder, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research.
What are tipping points?