Tracey Galloway with Target Store team leaders

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 4, 2013) – In recognition of its efforts in fighting local hunger and homelessness, Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. received a $4,000 grant from Target Corporation that will be used to provide much-needed food and supplies for the organization’s Everyday Cafés and Marketplaces in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.

“We are so grateful for the partnership with Target and its continued support,” said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. “This grant will make a significant impact in helping our local Everyday Cafés and Marketplaces feed the hungry, particularly during the holiday season.”

One of the community’s local Targets, located at 13711 South Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, also presented CCMI with gift cards valued at $750, which the organization plans to use in purchasing holiday food for the upcoming season.

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at more than 1,763 stores across the United States and at The company recently opened its first stores in Canada. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given five percent of its profit, which today equals more than $4 million a week, to local communities. Its more than 1,700 Target stores carry on this tradition by making local grants and providing volunteer hours. Target is proud to partner with organizations like CCMI to meet the needs of local communities.

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 Cafés and Marketplaces and Meals on Wheels programs. CCMI also educates 35 children in its Community Montessori, offers homeless and comprehensive life coaching services through its United Way Resource Houses, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and supplies school pantries and weekend backpacks full of food to more than 1,500 children and their families 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 various 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.

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