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Community Cooperative Honors Volunteers During Volunteer Appreciation Week

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 22, 2024) – Community Cooperative is proud to celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week by recognizing the invaluable contributions of over 2,000 dedicated volunteers who are the heart of their organization.

In a world where time is a precious commodity, Community Cooperative volunteers dedicate their energy into supporting a cause that greatly impacts the community. They understand the immeasurable impact volunteers have within their organization. In fact, Community Cooperative operates primarily thanks to the dedication of these remarkable individuals, showcasing the power of collective action and community engagement.

“Our volunteers are the driving force behind our success,” says Stefanie Ink-Edwards, CEO of Community Cooperative. “Their selfless dedication and tireless commitment empower us to fulfill our mission of ending hunger and homelessness throughout southwest Florida.” 

Just last year, 41,000 hours were given by more than 2,000 active volunteers at Community Cooperative. They are incredibly grateful to everyone who volunteers at their organization whether it is on a weekly, monthly, or yearly basis, it all counts towards making a difference in the community.

“The Community Cooperative Volunteer Team is made up of the most committed, altruistic, and inspiring people I have ever had the pleasure to work with,” said Brooke Flake, Community Cooperative’s Volunteer Services Manager. “We couldn’t do the amazing work we do for our clients without every volunteer.”

If you’d like to join Community Cooperative’s Volunteer Team visit for more volunteer opportunities.

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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