Island Lake businesses continue to collect cash donations to buy holiday meals for needy local families through the Operation Milk Jug campaign.
Before Thanksgiving, village officials and employees gathered to initiate Mission: Turkey Drop, in which volunteers put together and delivered large boxes filled to the brim with complete turkey dinners for Island Lake families that needed a little help this year.
Proceeds gathered from Operation Milk Jug were used to purchase the food. Local businesses collect spare change in one-gallon jugs as part of the effort.
Collections will continue through December. The process will be repeated to provide assistance to families at Christmas.
Please continue to patronize these local businesses and add your spare change to this community effort:
• 3-D Bowl
• Accelerated Rehabilitation Center
• Any Kut Barber Shop
• Armando's Taco & Burrito Express
• Chi Town Dogs
• Fifth Third Bank
• First National Bank of McHenry
• Gregorio's Pizza
• Island Café
• Island Foods
• Island Lake Liquor
• Island Lake Smoke Shop
• Island Lake Veterinary Clinic
• Lake Immediate Care
• Lindsey Chiropractic and Massage Therapy
• Little Pete's Pizza
• Ryan & Company Realty
Village hall has a milk jug for donations, too.