Have a Heart Food Drive

2019 “Have a Heart” Food Drive (Feb 9 – 16)

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.

Last year,  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!
Let’s all work together to SMASH that total in 2019!

2019 Participating Merchants – (signups begin in January): 

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!  Many of the merchants will be collecting monetary donations too.

View photos from past food drives: