Members of the community, Homeland workers and representatives from the company's corporate office came to Shawnee Tuesday to participate in a two mile Fun Walk and to celebrate the stores' partnership with the Blue Zones Project.

The event began with a ribbon cutting ceremony and speeches from many who were involved in making the project a reality, including Homeland CEO, Marc Jones.

As part of the BlueZones Project, Homeland now offers healthy food choices to customers and no longer sells tobacco products.

People then walked from the Harrison and MacArthur Street Homeland to the Independence and Kickapoo location and were given $10 worth of free food from the store.

Following the walk, there was a cooking demonstration and a celebration with giveaways.

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