Health & Wellness Initiatives

Engage with initiatives in east central Illinois that are attemping to reduce obesity and encourage active living, access to healthy food, shared family meals, and safe routes to school and work.

beautifully arranged variety of vegetables

Programs, stories, events and community resources for people and organizations committed to reducing obesity in east central Illinois. For stories on health and wellness topics relating to Central Illinois, please click on the individual links below.

Growing Hope Against Hunger

Looking at unmet needs for accessible, fresh, healthy food and getting it to the table in east central Illinois.

volunteers collecting food for people who need it

"Growing Hope Against Hunger: An Illinois Response" is your connection to regional resources and content that:

  • raises awareness of hunger in Illinois
  • looks at the public-private-government response to the need
  • connects you to resources in your community.