Volunteers Needed

Community Cooperative expands services for Hungry Seniors

Community Cooperative will be increasing the delivery of Meals on Wheels from five to six days per week beginning on Saturday, August 6th.  35 additional Saturday morning drivers and backup drivers will be needed.  In addition to our Monday through Saturday 6am-9am and 9am to 1pm volunteer shifts, a third volunteer shift during the week is also being added from noon to 4pm Monday through Friday to allow more food prep time for the Growing Healthy Kids: School Lunch program and alleviate pressures on morning shift kitchen staff and volunteers.

“Meals on Wheels is an extremely important part of our mission and to senior citizens in our community.  Many are homebound and have no other way to access fresh and healthy meals,” said Tracey Galloway, CEO of Community Cooperative.  “Volunteers play a key piece in making this possible.  We are so excited to be one step closer to our goal of ensuring that no one in our community goes hungry.”

Meals on Wheels delivery routes begin at 9:30am and take approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete.  Multiple routes throughout Lee County with convenient pick-up locations are available. Saturday transport drivers will be needed from 8:30am to 9:30am to pick up meals from Community Cooperative’s Fort Myers location and bring to set drop-off locations.

For more information or if you are interested in becoming a permanent or back-up driver on Saturdays beginning Saturday, August 6th, please contact Jennifer Larsen at (239) 337-1055 or visit www.CommunityCooperative.com.

About Community Cooperative Community Cooperative is an innovative nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end hunger and homelessness 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.

For more information, call (239) 332-7687, ext. 101 or visit www.CommunityCooperative.com.

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