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To sponsor Financial Literacy Education Classes

statefarm2015FORT MYERS, FL. (August 21, 2015) – Community Cooperative has recently received a $ 1,500 grant from State Farm Insurance. The funds will be used in the Social and Education Resource Program's Financial Literacy Classes held each month at Community Cooperative.

Tracey Galloway, CEO of Community Cooperative, says, "The intended outcome of this program is for low income clients to gain the knowledge and skills to manage their money so that they can meet basic needs and then work toward positive change in their lives. Our hope is that the attendees will improve their lives financially and provide an overall improvement in their quality of life."

"We are very excited to support the programs provided at Community Cooperative for their clients," said Dawn Sullivan, State Farm agent from Cape Coral. "The programs that Community Cooperative offers their clients really make a difference and we are proud to support those efforts."

The financial literacy classes are one of many supported by social services included in a plan created between Community Cooperative life coaches and clients. This plan sets goals for achieving long term solutions to hunger and homelessness by learning new life skills in nutrition, money management, budget setting and other areas. This comprehensive approach to providing financial literacy education along with emergency food support and additional social services as needed, helps empower families to make positive change and become self-sufficient.

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, Community Marketplace, and Community & School Mobile Markets as well as 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 the greater Fort Myers area with campuses in Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach and mobile services in Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, and Lehigh Acres. 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.