Make Health Happen

About Us

Make Health Happen is a community partnership working to promote healthy eating while increasing access to healthy food options in East St. Louis. In communities that lack close access to grocery stores, residents often depend on corner stores for their day to day food purchases. The choices at these stores often are limited to prepackaged and processed food while offering few healthy alternatives. Research links proximity to grocery stores and access to food to poor health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. A healthy corner store initiative works with stores to improve access to healthy and affordable foods in city neighborhoods while providing nutrition education in the community.

Meeting Information

Every other month


  • University of IL Extension
  • AgeSmart Community Resources
  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter
  • BJC-Memorial Regional Health Services
  • Bond Ave. Fish and Poultry
  • Cahokia School District
  • Christian Activity Center
  • Community Organizing and Family Issues supporting Parents United for Change
  • East St. Louis Housing Authority
  • East St. Louis School District
  • East Side Health District
  • Gateway Region YMCA
  • GirlTrek STL/ESL
  • HealthVisions of East St. Louis
  • HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
  • IlliniCare Health
  • IL Dept. of Public Health
  • Jackie Joyner Kersee Foundation
  • Landsdowne LLC
  • LV Health & Wellness Pharmacy
  • Macedonia Baptist Church, Manna Food Pantry
  • Meridian Health
  • Missouri Coalition for the Environment
  • Molina Healthcare of Illinois
  • New Life Community Church
  • St. Louis Area Foodbank
  • The Jeremiah Call Christ Ministry/Jeremiah's Food Pantry
  • Unwrap You LLC

Other Information of Interest

Contact Us:

638 N 20th St
East St. Louis , Illinois 62205