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Community Cooperative Announces their annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive Kickoff!

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 18, 2024) – Community Cooperative announces their annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive, inviting businesses, schools/churches, organizations, neighborhoods, and individuals to join them in spreading not only PB&J but also kindness throughout our communities. Whether it’s by donating jars of peanut butter and jelly, organizing a collection drive in your neighborhood or business, or simply spreading the word, every contribution counts.

As an organization that began with Sam Galloway Jr. and his mission of ending hunger and homelessness, this annual drive holds a special place in Community Cooperative’s hearts as it reminds them of their roots and how far they’ve come. From the early days of giving back with simple peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, they have grown and expanded their impact, but will never forget where they started. 

“We are thrilled to kick off another year of our PB&J Drive and continue our mission of giving back to the community,” said Stefanie Ink-Edwards, CEO of Community Cooperative. “Peanut butter and jelly are staples in our community market and are great for both meals and kid snacks while providing an easy way to give families nutrients when cooking a full meal isn’t possible.”

The PB&J Drive will run from April 1st to April 29th, 2024. Gather your friends, family community groups, and co-workers to see if YOU can win their award for “Most Love Collected” There are 3 categories: Schools/churches, organizations, and communities (by door count). Items to donate include Peanut butter, Almond or alternative nut butter, Jelly, and or jam. (Requesting plastic containers)

Donations can be dropped off at Community Cooperative on Monday, April 29th, 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM at 3429 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Fort Myer, FL 33916. You’ll want to stick around for the official weigh-in!

For more information, visit CommunityCooperative.com or contact Jade Bird at [email protected]

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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