Community Cooperative calls on the community to spread cheer with food and gifts this holiday season
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The annual Full Plates Project and Holiday Outreach are needed now more than ever

FORT MYERS, Fla. - CuisineWire -- Community Cooperative is asking partners and supporters to step up to provide meals and gifts to families and the homebound elderly for its annual Full Plates Project and Holiday Outreach programs. The drives to provide food and gifts to community members in need is especially critical this year as many people are still struggling with financial impacts of the pandemic.

"Since March, we have had to triple distribution at our mobile food pantries," said Tracey Galloway, chief executive officer of Community Cooperative. "As we move into the holiday season, we haven't seen this need diminish, so we count on our able friends and neighbors to help bring holiday cheer to the people in the community who still struggle."

People can help Thanksgiving's Full Plates Project in several ways:

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·         By donating to sponsor a family Thanksgiving basket. A donation of $50 will provide a full meal for a family of four.

·         By donating frozen turkeys of all sizes (or money for Community Cooperative to purchase turkeys) that will be distributed at mobile food pantries and the Community Market during November. The goal is to collect 3,000 turkeys.

·         By donating a family Thanksgiving basket that includes all the basics to feed a family of four. Click here (https://communitycooperative.com/give-help/full-plates-project/) to see a full list of items to include.

·         By hosting a food drive to collect items that Community Cooperative will assemble into family Thanksgiving baskets. View the wish list and food drive registration form here (https://communitycooperative.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/FPP-Registration-Form-2020.pdf).

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Donations for the Full Plates Project need to be received by Nov. 24 at 3429 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; checks can be made to Community Cooperative (put Full Plates Project in the memo line) and sent to P.O. Box 2143, Fort Myers, FL 33902, or donations can be made online (https://communitycooperative.com/donate/) (designate the gift for Full Plates Project). For more information, contact Development & Events Coordinator Jazzy Proctor, 239-332-7687 extension 101 or email Thanksgiving@CommunityCooperative.com.

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