Community Cooperative Seeks Volunteers for the 20th Annual Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen BenefitFebruary 16, 2023
Community Cooperative is seeking volunteers for the 20th Annual Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit on March 9, 2023. The event raises money to help thousands of men, women and children in southwest Florida who struggle with food insecurity and homelessness.
The event is held in the service garage of Sam Galloway Ford in Fort Myers. The fundraiser draws over 700 attendees and community leaders and 150 volunteers along with nearly 20 local restaurants who donate southern style dinner. Volunteer shifts on March 9th start at 9 a.m. and run as late as 10 p.m.
“With vehicle service happening in the garages the morning of the event, it takes an army of volunteers to transform the space to host the event there that evening,” said Stefanie Edwards, CEO of Community Cooperative. “The next morning, vehicle service resumes and wrenches are turning by 7 a.m. as if hundreds of people weren’t there eating and raising money the night before. Volunteering for the event is a wonderful way for people to learn about Community Cooperative and our passion for our mission.”
For more information on volunteering at the Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit or other programs, visit CommunityCooperative.com, email Volunteer@CommunityCooperative.com or call 239-332-0441.
About Community Cooperative
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.
Media Contact: Savahnah Pierre, Communications Coordinator, Savahnah@communitycooperative.com or call (239)332-7687 ext. 105