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Sam Galloway’s sixth annual Soup Kitchen Benefit sold out

By Staff | Mar 1, 2009

This year’s Sam Galloway and Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit has sold out. The event will be held Tuesday, March 3, at the Galloway Family dealership located off Boy Scout Road in Fort Myers. Over 600 guests will be in attendance to help raise money and support Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. (CCMI).
Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30. Maestro Andrew Kurtz will be conducting the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra with music from the silver screen. The dress is casual. Local restaurants and patrons donate all food for the event.
CCMI is the umbrella agency for the Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, Senior Transpor-tation, the Montessori Preschool of Dunbar and Family and Homeless Services. The Soup Kitchen serves a noontime meal six days a week to men, women, and children in a traditional soup kitchen setting. In addition, CCMI prepares and delivers nutritious packaged meals and beverages for the homebound hungry, offers a food pantry that provides emergency groceries to families in need and two nutritious meals a day for the children in their childcare center. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres.
Galloway reported that the $450,000 raised last year helped feed thousands of people throughout the year.
For more information, contact CCMI at 332-7687.