CRU Hosts “Summer Drive for Hunger”

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cru eventFORT MYERS, FL – (June 12, 2015) – Cru Restaurant at the Bell Tower Shops will be hosting a "Summer Drive for Hunger" donation event on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 5-7pm. Cru will be collecting non-perishable food donations and/or cash contributions and provide music, refreshments, raffle prizes, and 10% of the sales from the evening, all in the "fight against summer hunger" in our area. Each person who donates food and/or a cash contribution will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win $ 5,000, which will be selected on August 18, 2015, at Sam Galloway Ford.

"We know that summer is a difficult time for many Southwest Florida families and we hope that this donation event will assist the continued need in the community." says Harold Balink, owner and chef of Cru. "We are strong supporters of the Community Cooperative mission and hope greater awareness of this issue will help ease the strain."

Community Cooperative has partnered again with Sam Galloway Ford to ease the strain of summer hunger with the fourth annual "Summer Drive for Hunger." The goal is to collect 25,000 pounds of food and raise $ 25,000 to support the hungry families in our community. Sam Galloway Ford has generously committed to donate $1 for every pound of food donated through August 18th.

Please help a child smile this summer by donating to fight hunger and help keep our pantry shelves full of food. For more information, call 239-332-7687 or

About Community Cooperative - Community Cooperative is an innovative nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. The agency provides more than 14,000 meals each month through its Community Cafés and Marketplace and Meals on Wheels programs and offers homeless and comprehensive case management services through its Social & Education Resource Centers.

A proud United Way partner, Community Cooperative serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres and Fort Myers Beach. Community Cooperative works in close partnership with, The Harry Chapin Food Bank and The School District of Lee County as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups, churches, businesses and community support organizations.