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Community Cooperative launches ‘School’s Out, Hunger’s Not’ summer campaign

By Staff | Jun 8, 2023

Community Cooperative is asking community members to support its School’s Out, Hunger’s Not campaign. The increased need for emergency groceries and volunteers each summer is a challenge for Community Cooperative. During the summer months Community Cooperative needs additional volunteers and donations to make grab-n-go Hungry Hungry Kiddo Kits for children in need as part of the “School’s Out, Hunger’s Not” campaign.

“Summer months, when children are not in school, can be especially difficult for families who are already facing food insecurity,” said Rebecca Busby, Community Cooperative’s Food Program’s Director. “Additionally, nearly half of our volunteers are seasonal residents, so we have a lot of volunteer openings to fill each summer. We are in need of willing volunteers who can lend a helping hand and their time.”

Community Cooperative is looking for local individuals, businesses, organizations, churches and community groups to support the School’s Out, Hunger’s Not campaign by hosting food drives, volunteering and giving financially. Food drives can range from simple collection days to hosting social donation events.

For more resources and information on how to get involved, please contact Janelle Olson at Janelle@ CommunityCooperative.com or call 239-332-7687, extension 112. Monetary donations are always welcomed and can be made directly on their website at CommunityCooperative.com, or mailed to: Community Cooperative, P.O. Box 2143, Fort Myers, FL 33902.

Since 1984, Community Cooperative has worked to effectively eliminate hunger and homelessness in southwest Florida while simultaneously inspiring and supporting sustained positive change in its clients by delivering innovative food, education, and social service programs. With a dedicated team of volunteers, board of directors and staff, Community Cooperative stays committed to its core responsibility to collect and distribute resources through a strong and viable network of community partners. Community Cooperative is an exemplary steward of the resources entrusted to it and serves clients with compassion and integrity. Through collaboration and ongoing education, Community Cooperative supports and strengthens those whose lives have been affected by hunger and homelessness, ensuring that they have access to the resources necessary to transform their lives with dignity.