Season of Giving

Thank you for helping others!

We’re partnering with Marillac St. Vincent Family Services to help people in need. Marillac St. Vincent Family is a local charity that has been working for a change, creating opportunity and giving hope to people who need it most since 1914. They are located in Lincoln Park, in Chicago.

If you’d like to participate, please bring in needed items to any CryoEffect by 11/23.
We will collect all items and make a drop off in time for Thanksgiving.

You can also visit their website and find other ways to donate.

Items in bold are the highest-requested items.


  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Seasoned salt
  • Flour
  • Sugar


  • Pancake syrup
  • Mayonnaise
  • BBQ sauce
  • Salad dressings
  • Instant coffee
  • Powdered coffee creamer

Canned & Dry Goods

  • Cooking oil
  • Crackers
  • Cookies**
  • Shelf-stable sweets**
  • Canned baked beans
  • Canned black-eyed peas
  • Canned fruit cocktail
  • Canned pineapple
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned salmon


  • Bar/bath soap
  • Hand soap
  • Hand sanitizer (individual size)
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Hand lotion (fragance-free)
  • Diapers (infant size 2 through pull-up sizes)
  • Formula
  • Socks (unisex-cotton, athletic)

Thank you so much for your interest in donating! Your donations will support our pantries in East Garfield Park and in Lincoln Park, both of which have seen a 43% increase this year in new clients.