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Community Cooperative Announces 21st Annual Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 4, 2024) – The 21st Annual Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit a fundraiser benefiting Community Cooperative will be held on March 7, 2024, inside the service garages of Sam Galloway Ford in Fort Myers. Each year, hundreds of compassionate individuals come together for an unforgettable evening filled with generosity, community support, and the shared goal of eradicating hunger and homelessness in southwest Florida.

“For over two decades now, this event remains a heartfelt tribute to Mr. Galloway’s passion of ending hunger here in Southwest Florida,” said Stefanie Ink Edwards, CEO of Community Cooperative. “Sam’s legacy is a beacon of hope for many in our community, and we work to meet this mission with the utmost determination.”

Community Cooperative presents various ticket options, from individual tickets to group packages, there’s a reservation choice for everyone eager to contribute to this noble cause.

Ticket Options:

Individual Ticket: $200 – Individual seat at a table, dinner served buffet style.

Soup Spoon Sponsorship: $2,500 – 8 tickets, dinner served buffet style.

Soup Bowl Sponsorship: $5,000 – 10 tickets, table service for dinner.

To secure your tickets or sponsor a table for the event, please contact[email protected] or visit

About the Soup Kitchen Benefit:

The Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit has been a pillar of compassion and support for the past 20 years, providing hope and a sense of community to countless individuals. This event directly contributes to Community Cooperative’s mission of ending hunger and homeless in southwest Florida.

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.

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