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Community Cooperative’s Annual PB&J Drive Success: 9 Tons of Peanut Butter & Jelly Collected

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 13, 2024) – In a remarkable display of community support, Community Cooperative celebrates a monumental achievement, collecting an astounding 9 tons of peanut butter and jelly for its annual peanut butter and jelly drive for the month of April. From humble beginnings of distributing PB&J sandwiches to those in need, to now witnessing this incredible milestone, the journey has been nothing short of remarkable.

“We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our community,” says Stefanie Ink Edwards, CEO of Community Cooperative. “To witness the impact of our mission and the generosity of so many is truly amazing.” 

Community Cooperative PB&J drive saw participation from individuals, businesses, schools, churches, and all organizations alike that exceeded all expectations. With a goal of 10,000 pounds, Community Cooperative collected over 18,000 pounds of peanut butter and jelly. “We owe an immense amount of gratitude to every single person who contributed, volunteered, and supported us. You’ve allowed us to not only meet but surpass our goal this year, and a huge congratulations to the three winners of this year’s ‘Most Love Collected’ awards,” said Jade Bird, Director of Development at Community Cooperative.

Community Cooperatives Most Love Collected Awards were broken into three categories: schools/churches, Organizations, and Communities (by door count).

Most Love Collected Winners

School/Church – Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts Elementary School

Community- Pointe Royal

Business – Corrective Spinal Care

Community Cooperative thanks everyone who participated and helped spread the love in this year’s PB&J Drive, they can’t wait to do it all again next year!

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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