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"Ride for Groceries" bus route starts Friday in Flint

Apr 2, 2015

Flint’s bus service will make it easier for people to get to the grocery store starting Friday.

A "Ride for Groceries" bus route kicks off Friday in Flint.
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Two supermarket chains closed stores in Flint last month. That left thousands of city residents without a nearby store to buy fresh food. 

“This devastates the community and we've got to take action,”says Charlene Kowalski with the Mass Transportation Authority. 

She says the MTA is adding a special supermarket route. “Ride for Groceries” buses will carry people across town to remaining grocery stores. 

The route will operate 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. It includes a Kroger store in Flint and a Wal-Mart store in Burton.

Kowalski says a stop at a local Aldi store will be added on Monday.