Did you purge your pantry of old-but-still-good non-perishables this weekend to make way for Turkey Day vittles? If you live in a city where there’s a CB2 store — Chicago (Lincoln Ave. and North Ave.)  NYC, LA, San Francisco, and Berkeley — you have until this Wednesday to stop by and donate unwanted canned grub. In return, you'll receive a 15 percent discount on a single CB2 shopping trip. CB2’s “Can Do” food drive was a hit last year so the Chi-town-based company — one of my favorite destinations for modern, often eco-friendly home décor and furnishings — is giving it a go again this year.


Some small print to consider before you head to CB2: to receive the 15 percent discount you must donate a minimum of five non-perishable food items and the discount must be used in the store after you make your donation. The discount can't be applied to gift cards or FLOR tiles but can be used towards big-ticket items like furniture.


The food stuffs collected through the “Can Do” food drive will directly support the following organizations: Lakeview Pantry (Chicago), City Harvest (NYC), Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (San Francisco), and the Alameda County Community Food Bank (Berkeley). Each organization is in need of particular non-perishables so check in with the CB2 website to see what’s in-demand in your city. And remember to keep these organizations in mind for future donations if you can't make it to a CB2 store by Wednesday. 


I visited my local CB2 store this weekend and spotted a few excellent eco-items — all would make awesome gifts — to use the discount towards. Check ‘em out below. 


2 Piece Chicago, New York Bamboo Building Set ($44.90)















Recycled Bike ($24.95)
















Ringside Stool ($99.95)
















Champion Organic Cotton Blanket ($59.99, full/queen; $69.99, king)















Welcome/Goodbye Door Mat ($29.95) 
















Think Green Notebook ($7.95)
















Top Photo: CB2 blog

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Give and get back at CB2
Cleaning out the cupboards? The 'Can Do' food drive at Crate & Barrel's hip lil' sis, CB2, ends on Wednesday.