Have a Heart Food Drive

2020 “Have a Heart” Food Drive (Feb 8 – 15)

Hunger is an issue every minute of every hour of every day.  In order to combat this issue, many of your favorite downtown merchants are hosting a “Have a Heart Food Drive” in order to stock the shelves of the Crystal Lake Food Pantry.

Have a Heart Food DriveWe encourage our customers to bring in non-perishable food items.  Before shopping, review the Crystal Lake Food Pantry’s Most Needed Items.

The results are in — last year, participating merchants and their customers were able to collect 2,412 pounds of food & $453.61 in donations!

  • Top collection sites in 2019 were:
    International Hairways (575 pounds)
    Georgio’s Pizza (308 pounds)
    Area 51 Tattoos
    (221 pounds)

    The Olive Tap (143 pounds)
    Benedict’s La Strata (131 pounds)

Congratulations & Thanks!
Let’s all work together to SMASH that total in 2020!

2019 Participating Merchants : 

Akasha Yoga, 121 N. Main St.
Area 51 Tattoos, 60 N. Williams St. (Contributors are entered into a drawing for a gift certificate)
Benedicts La Strata, 40 N. Williams St.
Carriage House Antiques
, 21 E. Crystal Lake Ave. (10% OFF your purchase the day you bring in a food donation)
CASA of McHenry County, 70 N. Williams (2nd floor)
Clip Joynt Salon
, 25 N. Williams St.
The Clothes Gallery
, 51 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake Bank & Trust
, 5100 Northwest Highway (Williams St. branch under construction)
Crystal Lake Brewing, 150 N. Main St.
Dalzell Jewelers
, 39 N. Williams St.
Empowered Interiors
, 6 E. Crystal Lake Ave. (Bring in 4 cans of food, get 10% OFF; Bring in 8 cans of food, get 20% OFF)
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Georgio’s Pizza & Pub
, 75 E. Woodstock St.
Home State Bank, 40 Grant St.
International Hairways Salon, 8 N. Williams St. (Will match the amount of items donated)
Kismet, 57 N. Williams St.
KaleidoScoops Ice Cream
, 53 N. Williams St.
Kitchen Outfitters, 64B N. Williams St.
LaBellissima Lingerie, 10 N. Williams St.
Lulu’s Wiggin Out, 63 N. Williams St.
Material Girl, 21 N. Williams St.
The Olive Tap, 68 N. Williams St. (Contributors are entered into a drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate)
On the Brink Salon, 53 Brink St.
Out of the Box
, 71 N. Williams St. (Bring in items for the food drive and get entered into a drawing for a Love Your Melon hat)
Restorative Reflexology
, 87 Grant St.
The Running Depot, 30 N. Williams St. – (Click on link: hosting a Fun Run on 2/9 )
Salon C, 79 N. Williams St. (for every item you bring in receive $1 OFF services at Salon C)
30-D N. Williams St. – (10% discount when you bring in food donations)
Sweet Pea Cakes
, 40-L N. Williams St.
Taste of Benedicts, 35 N. Williams St.
That’s Amore Pizza
, 105 N. Main St. (Everyone who donates items will be entered in a drawing to win a Pizza Party which includes: Two 18″ pizzas, One 2-L soda, Two large salads)
Thomas’ Tails, 31 E. Crystal Lake Ave.
Wear Did U Get That, 66 N. Williams St.
Yours & Meyn, 33 N. Williams St.
Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin, 40 Brink St.

Outside the boundaries of Downtown, but still wishes to join in for this great cause:
AT&T Store, 4912 Northwest Highway (Contributors are entered into a drawing for a gift card)

Many merchants offer special incentives to their customers who bring in items for the “Have a Heart Food Drive”. This list will be updated with special incentives (shown in red), so check back often!  Most of the merchants will be collecting monetary donations too.

View photos from past food drives: