Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. will be holding a food drive as part of the JetBlue Community Corner program on Thursday, March 28, during the Boston Red Sox night game vs. the Minnesota Twins at JetBlue Park.
A different nonprofit organization occupies a kiosk booth just inside the concourse off Fenway South Drive at each home game where its volunteers can distribute information to the 11,000 fans that regularly attend Red Sox Spring Training games.
Fans are asked to bring nonperishable food items to be dropped of at the Community Corner kiosk during the March 28 evening game. Gates opens two hours prior to game time.
A “wish list” of items requested include cornbread mix, cereal, peanut butter, packaged cookies and snacks, jelly, flavored rice bags and pasta, spaghetti and sauce, macaroni and cheese, Ramen noodles, Vienna sausages, Spam, canned meats, pop-top cans of vegetables, chili, meats and fruit, as well as pet food and non-food items including handheld can openers, Ziploc sandwich bags, diapers, bug spray, sun block and travel-size toiletries.
Nonperishable food donations can also be made daily to CCMI’s Everyday Cafés and Marketplaces located in Fort Myers at 3429 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or in Cape Coral at 1105 Cultural Park Boulevard.
CCMI is an innovative nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. The agency provides more than 15,000 meals each month through its Everyday Café and Marketplace and Home Delivered Meals programs. CCMI also educates 40 children in its Community Montessori Preschool, offers homeless services and comprehensive case coaching services through its United Way Resource Houses, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and supplies weekend backpacks full of food to more than 2,500 children each school year.
CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. CCMI works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and regional community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations.
For more information, call 239-332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com.