A person, the rider, in a food desert notifies an app that they are looking to go to the grocery store within a certain time period. Another individual, the driver, inputs into a navigation application that they are going to that same grocery store. The application notifies the driver that the first person is located along their route and is requesting a pickup. The driver can then accept the rider and pick them up and take them to the grocery store for a small fee. The rider can also walk a short distance to a pickup location if necessary and await pickup.
Why might this be a valuable idea for Indy? This can benefit individuals that do not have access to a vehicle and do not have easy access to a grocery store. Individuals can use the application from a smart phone or even at a location that offers internet such as a public library