The seventh annual Healthy for the Holidays Food Giveaway was the result of a partnership between local nonprofit Still I Rise and BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois. About 400 cars passed through the event that was held in the parking lot near the Kankakee Farmer’s Market grounds, 250 S. Schuyler Ave.
Consciousness Magazine:Still I Rise
Provides Meals and Gifts to nearly 100 People in the Community Still I Rise, a nonprofit
organization, presented their 1st Annual Healthy for the Holidays event geared
towards educating the public concerning health awareness. The event took place
Saturday, December 13th at the Kankakee Public Library (Kankakee, IL). The
organization partnered with Walgreens and their local hospital facility,
Riverside Medical Center who also provided items including blood pressure
monitoring equipment, glucometers, test strips, lancets, scales, alcohol pads,
biohazard bags, gloves, sharps containers, and more.
In the case of Kankakee's youthful grassroots movement "Still I
Rise," you shift your focus slightly from restoring peace in drug and
crime-infested neighborhoods, and you tackle a quality of life challenge with a
free community health fair.