What is Community Harvest?
Community Harvest is the combined efforts of The Crystal Lake Chamber, Crystal Lake Jaycees, and the Crystal Lake Food Pantry, as well as numerous churches, businesses and individuals throughout the community, to collect food and funds during the fall season.
All 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.
On Thanksgiving morning, with the help of hundreds of community volunteers, all of the donations collected are sorted and boxed for future use by the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. The Community Harvest committee would like to encourage businesses, families, scout troops, church groups, other organizations and individuals to join them on Thanksgiving morning.
The 23rd Annual Community Harvest held in November 2013 was a great success. 61,000 pounds of food and $30,000 was donated by the generous people in the Crystal Lake area. Over 800 volunteers came out to help at our largest food drive of the year. Thank you to you all!