Jennifer’s boutique collected canned goods for Community Cooperative’s “Summer Drive for Hunger” throughout the month of June. Jennifer’s customers donated 1,200 pounds of canned foods and non-perishable food items.
“We are proud to support Community Cooperative each summer with our food drives,” said Jennifer Williams, owner of Jennifer’s. “We appreciate the generous contributions of our customers.”
“For some families, school being out means a certain kind of freedom. For the families we serve, it means just the opposite, “says Tracey Galloway, CEO of Community Cooperative. “The summer months can be the cruelest season for families who can’t rely on the schools to feed their hungry children. More than 70 percent of Lee County students qualify for free/reduced breakfast and lunch during the school year. One out of every six of our neighbors is food insecure and cannot depend on consistent meals.”