Have a Heart Food Drive

2018 “Have a Heart” Food Drive (Feb 10 – 17)

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!  36 downtown merchants and their customers were able to collect 2,051 pounds of food & $196.51 in donations!

  • Top collection sites in 2018 were:
    International Hairways (510 pounds)
    Area 51 Tattoos (252 pounds)
    Crystal Lake Bank (118 pounds)
    Benedict’s La Strata (106 pounds)
    Out of the Box (86 pounds)

Congratulations & Thanks!

2018 Participating Merchants –
This list will be updated with special incentives (shown in red), so check back often!
Many of the merchants will also be collecting monetary donations too.

Akasha Yoga, 121 N. Main St.
Area 51 Tattoo, 60 N. Williams St.
Bella Blu, 129 N. Main St.
Benedict’s La Strata, 40 N. Williams St.
Burseth Family Dentistry, 22 W. Crystal Lake Ave.
Carriage House Antiques, 21 E. Crystal Lake Ave.
(10% off coupon towards your next purchase when you bring your donations to Carriage House Antiques)
CASA of McHenry County, 70 N. Williams St., Suite B
The Clothes Gallery, 51 N. Williams St.
(For every item you donate, you will receive $1.00 OFF a regular priced item at The Clothes Gallery.)
The Cottage Pub, 6 E. Crystal Lake Ave.
Crystal Lake Antique Mall, 2 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake Bank & Trust, 70 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake Brewing, 150 N. Main St.
Crystal Lake Park District, 1 E. Crystal Lake Ave.
Georgio’s Pizzeria & Pub, 75 E. Woodstock St.
Home State Bank, 40 Grant St.
International Hairways, 8 N. Williams St.
(International Hairways will be matching the number of items donated from our clients,            doubling the donation to help the community.)
KaleidoScoops Ice Cream & More, 53 N. Williams St.
Kitchen Outfitters, 64B N. Williams St.
LaBellissima Lingerie, 10 N. Williams St.
(Bring in 3 current-dated non-perishable food items or personal items (soap, toothpaste, etc.) and receive 15% OFF your total purchase at LaBellissima.  Some exclusions apply.)
Lulu’s Wiggin Out, 63 N. Williams St.
Marvin’s Toy Store, 64A N. Williams St.
(10% of your entire purchase at Marvin’s Toy Store with a donation)
Material Girl, 21 N. Williams St.
Mum 117, 37 N. Williams St.
The Olive Tap, 68 N. Williams St.
On the Brink Salon, 53 Brink St.
Out of the Box, 71 N. Williams St.
(Bring in a donation for the Food Pantry, and Out of the Box will give you 15% OFF your entire purchase.)
Restorative Reflexology, 87 Grant St.
The Running Depot, 30 N. Williams St.
(The Running Depot will be hosting a Fun Run/Walk on February 10th.)
Sweet Pea Cakes, 40 N. Williams St.
Taste of Benedict’s, 37 N. Williams St.
(Bring a donation in to Taste of Benedicts and get 20% off any gift item with a heart on it!)
That’s Amore Pizza, 105 N. Main St.
Thomas’ Tails, 31 E. Crystal Lake Ave.
Wear Did U Get That, 66 N. Williams St.
(Drop off a donation between now and Feb 17th and receive a coupon for $10 off a pair of jeans at Wear Did U Get That)
Wheel Werks
, 115 N. Main St.
(Wheel Werks will donate $5 to the Crystal Lake Food Pantry for any Bike Tune-up February 10-17.  Wheel Werks is collecting both food items and monetary donations.)
Wickham Interiors, 67 N. Williams St.
Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin, P.C., 40 Brink St.


Many of them will be offering special incentives to their customers who bring in items for the “Have a Heart Food Drive”. 

View photos from past food drives: