FineMark National Bank & Trust and its Fort Myers clients donated $13,400 to Community Cooperative’s annual Full Plates Project to provide Thanksgiving food packages to families in need. FineMark offered to collect items and donations from clients for the drive, as well as to match financial donations from the bank’s Fort Myers clients up to $5,000.

“A very important part of our culture is to help others in our community, and this is an excellent example of how when we all work together, we make a big impact,” said Joseph R. Catti, chairman and CEO of FineMark National Bank & Trust. “Thank you to everyone who helped in this Thanksgiving effort.”

In all, Community Cooperative distributed, cooked and prepared over 3,000 turkeys as a part of the Full Plates Project.

“We are incredibly grateful to business partners like FineMark National Bank & Trust, who step up to provide for their neighbors while also engaging their clients to support our efforts,” said Stefanie Edwards, CEO of Community Cooperative.

The need for volunteers and donations extends beyond the holidays. To donate or to volunteer, visit communitycooperative.com or call 239-332-7687.

About Community Cooperative

For 37 years, Community Cooperative has worked to effectively eliminate hunger and homelessness in Lee County while simultaneously inspiring and supporting sustained positive change in its clients by delivering innovative food, education and social service programs. With a dedicated team of volunteers, board of directors and staff, Community Cooperative stays committed to its core responsibility to collect and distribute resources through a strong and viable network of community partners. Community Cooperative is an exemplary steward of the resources entrusted to it and serves clients with compassion and integrity. Through collaboration and ongoing education, Community Cooperative supports and strengthens those whose lives have been affected by hunger and homelessness, ensuring that they have access to the resources necessary to transform their lives with dignity. For more resources and information on how to get involved, contact Stefanie Edwards at Stefanie@communitycooperative.com or call (239) 332-7687. Monetary donations are always welcomed and can be made directly at www.CommunityCooperative.com, or mailed to: Community Cooperative, P.O. Box 2143, Fort Myers, FL 33902.