Local VietNow chapter to hold food drive

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Chapter of ViêtNow will hold a “Christmas in July” food drive Saturday.

Donations of nonperishable items will be collected from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Crystal Lake Walmart, 1205 S. Route 31.

Items collected during the group’s semiannual food drive will be used to help 50 needy families throughout McHenry County.

Requested items include canned vegetables; canned fruit; canned meals, such as ravioli, spaghetti and sauce; and toothpaste. Cash donations will be used to buy meat, fresh vegetables and fruit, bread and presents.

Donations are tax-deductible and a receipt will be provided if requested.