Seeking participants for photo research project

In May 2020, we were looking for volunteers to participate in research by taking photos and captioning them to tell us about your experiences getting food during COVID-19.

Image of Flint food mural and the Flint Farmers Market.

Update August 2021: Participation in this part of the research project is complete. Stay tuned to see the results - coming soon on the website!


What is it like to access food in Flint since COVID-19? How has your experience grocery shopping, getting important ingredients, picking up school lunches, or navigating assistance programs changed? What’s new, what’s working, and what’s not working? How can food access be improved?

We are looking for volunteers who would like to participate in research by taking photos and captioning them to tell us about your experiences getting food during COVID-19. Then we would like to talk with you in a virtual interview. No photography experience needed.

Who: Residents of Flint over 18

What: Take photos and write captions, then participate in a virtual interview

Time: ~4 hours total time commitment spread out over a few weeks when it fits your schedule

Thanks: We offer a small token of $40 to thank you for your contribution

Why: Results will help community partners develop strategies to improve the food system in Flint

Contact: Chelsea Wentworth, wentwo21@msu.edu

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The Flint Leverage Points Project is a collaboration between researchers and community partners to find ways to change the food system in Flint so that it is more equitable, healthy, and sustainable. The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) is partnering with Michigan State University (MSU) to conduct this research. We are advised by a Community Consultative Panel comprised of representatives from the Flint community who work in the food space. We are looking at the whole food system involved in producing, distributing, preparing, eating and recycling food in Flint to find patterns that are keeping it in an undesirable state. We will also identify strengths and opportunities within the food system that could be built upon. This project will produce an analysis of how community partners can intervene in the Flint food system to create positive change. 

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