Community Cooperative to Participate in Nationwide 2016 March For Meals
SUPPORT WILL HELP TO FIGHT SENIOR ISOLATION AND HUNGER IN LEE COUNTY
Fort Myers, FL. (February 25, 2016) – Community Cooperative announced today that it will be participating in the 14th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meal on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on its vital safety net. Community Cooperative's March for Meals celebration will include a donut party for our driver volunteers, surprises for our program participants, a week of celebrity volunteers and much more.
"The services that we provide the seniors of Lee County are critical and the need is rapidly increasing," said Tracey Galloway, CEO of Community Cooperative. "Together, we can keep seniors living independently, healthier at home and feeling more connected to their community as they age."
This annual awareness campaign is an effort to fill the gap between the seniors served and those in need that is widening due to increased demand with a rapidly aging population combined with declining public and private resources, and rising food, transportation and operational costs. This March, Community Cooperative is reaching out across Lee County to build the support that will enable them to deliver nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to community seniors all year long.
For more information on how you can volunteer, contribute or speak out for the seniors in Lee County and across the country, visit www.CommunityCooperative.com.
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. Community Cooperative offers homeless and comprehensive case management services through its Social & Education Resource Centers and oversees emergency mobile food pantries as well as Healthy School Pantries and Food Literacy in Preschool (FLIP) through its Growing Health Kids Programs.
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.