Hundreds helped at church health festival

August 16, 2009 8:03:55 PM PDT
The parking lot outside the House of Hope church was transformed into an oasis Sunday to promote healthy living.The free community health and fitness festival drew a crowd. The focus of the event was to bring awareness to the lack of places to buy fresh produce in Chicago's Roseland-Pullman area.

Boxes of fruits and vegetables were handed out to more than 700 families. There was also an opportunity for nutritional counseling and healthy cooking demonstrations.