Men's Basketball Team Gives Back
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU Men’s basketball team continued their involvement in serving the local community, spending some time at the Community Cooperative Ministries Incorporated Soup Kitchen. The CCMI soup kitchen serves lunch six days a week to homeless and at-risk individuals and families.

The team spent four hours preparing and serving fruit, salad, bread, meatloaf, and desserts alongside other volunteers. The Eagles served more than 100 working poor or homeless men, women, and children during their time at the CCMI Soup Kitchen.

Community Cooperative Ministries (CCMI) was incorporated in 1984, and has long been a driving force in the Fort Myers community, providing food to homeless and nearly homeless, as well as emergency groceries and affordable childcare to the working poor. In July of 2006 the agency expanded its mission and outreach to Lee County by merging with agencies that had historically provided home delivered meals to the homebound hungry (Meals on Wheels), and transportation services to the frail elderly (Faith In Action). This merger created an agency that is able to provide comprehensive, unduplicated services to the homeless, nearly homeless, homebound, seniors and children more effectively, more efficiently and with greater compassion than at any other time in the former agencies histories.

CCMI is dedicated to providing nutritious meals, groceries, transportation, affordable childcare and referral services to the homeless, homebound, seniors, working poor and children.