Community Cooperative establishes Hurricane Ian Relief Fund

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Community Cooperative establishes Hurricane Ian relief fund

The local nonprofit provides emergency food assistance, Meals on Wheels and other services for the hungry and homeless in Southwest Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2022) – Lee County Strong, an emergency relief fund to address the devastation to Southwest Florida from Hurricane Ian, has been established by Community Cooperative, the boots-on-the-ground, 37-year-old nonprofit that provides emergency groceries, hot food, social services as well as Meals on Wheels food and mobile food pantry deliveries throughout Lee and North Collier County.

Financial donations can be made at to support ongoing relief efforts and direct assistance funds to help those impacted by the storm. Through community financial support and volunteers, Community Cooperative has helped the community throughout crises including Hurricane Irma and COVID-19.

“We are absolutely heartbroken over the devastation and destruction in our community,” said Stefanie Edwards, CEO. “Community Cooperative will be here to help those impacted in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian and help them rebuild their lives during recovery.”

Volunteers are also needed to deliver and prepare food. Visit, or call 239-332-7687.

About Community Cooperative

For 37 years, Community Cooperative has worked to effectively eliminate hunger and homelessness in Lee County 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. For more resources and information call 239-332-7687. Monetary donations are always welcomed and can be made directly at, or mailed to: Community Cooperative, P.O. Box 2143, Fort Myers, FL 33902.

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