The third Thursday of every month, the McHenry VFW, American Legion, and PLAV pitch in contribute funds to pay for a truck from the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The truck is parked in the large parking lot at St Ann’s Church in Crystal Lake and to allow veteran households to comfortable drive through and have food loaded into their cars.
The leftover food from the truck is brought to the food pantry at the Crystal Lake site. Veteran families in need can come through when nutrition assistance is needed. The pantry includes hygiene items, dog/cat supplies, limited clothing items, as well as fresh items such as milk, bread, eggs, produce when available