Have a Heart Food Drive

2021 “Have a Heart” Food Drive (Feb 6 – 14)

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.

We encourage our customers to bring in non-perishable food items. Before shopping, review the list of most needed items:







The 2020 results are in — participating merchants and their customers were able to collect 2,131 pounds of food & $410.74 in donations!

  • Top collection sites in 2020 were:
    International Hairways (225 pounds)
    Benedict’s La Strata(184 pounds)
    Area 51 Tattoos
    (160 pounds)

    Taste of Benedicts (112 pounds)
    Cafe Olympic (109 pounds)

Congratulations & Thanks!
Let’s all work together to SMASH that total in 2021!

2020 Participating Merchants –

Akasha Yoga, 121 N. Main St.
Area 51 Tattoos, 60 N. Williams St.
Aroma Coffee & Wine
, 77 E. Woodstock St.
Benedicts La Strata
, 40 N. Williams St.
Cafe Olympic, 90 N. Williams St.
Carriage House Antiques
, 21 E. Crystal Lake Ave.
CASA of McHenry County,
70 N. Williams St., 2nd floor
The Clothes Gallery
, 51 N. Williams St. (Bring in a donation and receive a $10 gift card to the Clothes Gallery to use during the month of February).
Crystal Lake Antique Mall,
2 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake Bank & Trust
, 70 N. Williams St. & 5100 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake Brewing, 150 N. Main St.
Crystal Lake Park District
, 1 E. Crystal Lake Ave.
Dalzell Jewelers
, 41 N. Williams St.
Duke’s Alehouse,
110 N. Main St.
Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub
, 75 E. Woodstock St.
The Green Read,
61 N. Williams St. (Donors can fill out a raffle ticket for each item donated for a chance to win one of three gift certificates worth $10 each).
International Hairways, 8 N. Williams St.
KaleidoScoops Ice Cream, 53 N. Williams St.
Kismet, 57 N. Williams St.
Kitchen Outfitters, 64B N. Williams St. (Donate an item to the food collection bin and be entered into a drawing for a small gift bag)
LaBellissima Lingerie
, 10 N. Williams St. (10% OFF in-store merchandise with 3 current-dated items.  Excludes Triskele Moon Jewelry and must be in-stock merchandise)
Lulu’s Wiggin Out,
63 N. Williams St.
Marvin’s Toy Store, 64A N. Williams St. (Bring in non-perishable food donations.  Drop off your items at Marvin’s Toy Store Crystal Lake and we will match every donation pound for pound!)
Mum 117
, 37 N. Williams St.
The Olive Tap, 68 N. Williams St.
The Running Depot, 30 N. Williams St.
Salon C,
79 N. Williams St.
Shay, 30 N. Williams St.
Suran Built,
30 N. Williams St.
Taste of Benedicts
, 35 N. Williams St.
Thomas Tails, 31 E. Crystal Lake Ave.
TLC Massage
, 102 Minnie St.
Wear Did U Get That
, 66 N. Williams St.
Wickham Interiors, 67 N. Williams St.
Yours & Meyn, 33 N. Williams St.
Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin, 40 Brink St.

Outside the boundaries of Downtown, but still joining in for this great cause:
AT&T Store, 4912 Northwest Highway

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: