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By Samantha Andreacchi and Kimberly Shine/MEDILL 

The KLEO food pantry brings fresh produce to a South Side food desert.

South Side community center fights diabetes with fresh food pantry, health fair

by Samantha Andreacchi and Kimberly Shine
Feb 21, 2013

Kleo Center

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The KLEO food pantry features lots of fresh produce.

The KLEO Community Life Center distributes more than six tons of free fresh produce and other healthy foods at a food pantry and health fair hosted every first Wednesday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Programming includes cooking demonstrations, fitness talks and free eye screenings. KLEO partners with the University of Chicago to fight diabetes on the South Side.

The KLEO center, an official distribution site of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, is located at 119 E. Garfield Blvd in Chicago. This is the second story in a three-part series about combating diabetes on Chicago’s South Side.


See: Combat ready: Fighting diabetes on Chicago's South Side