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Men's Soccer Volunteers at Local Soup Kitchen
Wednesday, December 02, 2009

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida Gulf Coast men’s soccer team helped serve the local community on Monday and Tuesday at the Community Cooperative Ministries Incorporated Soup Kitchen on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Fort Myers. The CCMI soup kitchen serves lunch six days a week to homeless and at-risk individuals and families.

The players volunteered by serving food to more than 100 working poor or homeless men, women, and children during their time at the kitchen. The team prepared fruit, salad, bread, meatloaf, and desserts to distribute to those individuals in need.

When asked about his team’s community outreach efforts, head coach Bob Butehorn explained that “Understanding the importance of giving back is vital to the growth of any individual. This simple and small gesture brings to light the value and appreciation of our fortunate lifestyles. I’m proud of my team’s commitment as volunteers throughout the year.”

CCMI is dedicated to providing nutritious meals, groceries, transportation, and affordable childcare and referral services to the homeless, homebound, seniors, working poor, children and the frail in our community. The populations they serve have been identified as some of the neediest in Lee County.

For more information on how you can become involved in Community Cooperative Ministries Incorporated’s outreach program, CLICK HERE.