ST. LOUIS – The city of East St. Louis will celebrate Juneteenth by recognizing healthy food access.

Pastor Greg Witherspoon and Joey Fonseca-Islas of Make Health Happen shared details of the event. They also explained their program to help corner stores stock fresh produce in areas considered to be food deserts.

Juneteenth & 618 Day of Events
Saturday, June 18
All Times Central
9 a.m. Alpha’s City Hall 5-K Run / Walk
11 A.M. State Street Parade
12 P.M. Block Party