|What is Community Harvest?
Community Harvest combines the efforts of the Crystal Lake Chamber, Crystal Lake Jaycees, and the Crystal Lake Food Pantry, as well as numerous churches, local businesses, civic organizations, schools, and residents throughout the community, to collect food and funds throughout the fall season. Donations, both food and monetary, are used to benefit clients of the Crystal Lake Food Pantry as well as the Jaycees’ Share-A-Christmas program.
All the collection efforts culminate on Thanksgiving morning, when community volunteers gather to help sort the food donations and box them for future use. Over 1,00 people participated this year, filling boxes with food donations – all of which will be distributed to local families during the winter months.
Monetary donations go a long way to help the Food Pantry to be a continued resource to their clients, many of whom may only need the help for a month or so while getting back on their feet. Food and monetary donations for the Pantry are gratefully accepted all year long – not just during Community Harvest season! Donations can be made online at clpantry.org. If writing a check, please make it payable to the Crystal Lake Food Pantry, and mail it to P.O. Box 1071, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-1071. Donations are tax deductible.
Top Preferred Items for Donation:
Cans of Chili; Side Dishes - Noodles, Rice, Stuffing; Jello/Pudding; Macaroni and Cheese; Ramen Noodles; Canned Milk; Canned Pasta; Canned Fruit; Dry Pasta - Any Type; Spaghetti Sauce
"Thanks for Always Giving"
2012 Community Harvest Committee Co-Chairs Chair: Judy Pelinski, Fresh Look Interiors; Vice-Chairs: Sarah Schrempf, Crystal Lake Jaycees and Cate Williams, Crystal Lake Food Pantry; Chamber staff liaison: Sue Bechtold
Questions? Contact Sue Bechtold at 815.459.1300
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Platinum Plus Members: Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Campion, Curran, Dunlop, Lamb & Cunabaugh, PC, Curran Contracting Company, Dorion-Gray Retirement Planning, Inc., Exemplar Financial Network, BMO Harris Bank, Mercy Health System and Northwest Herald.
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