A two-week customer appreciation event where shoppers collected five times the loyalty points at Total Wine & More’s Lee County stores resulted in a donation of $34,330 for  Community Cooperative. The donation will help fund ongoing emergency food programs during the pandemic, including the soup kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Community Market and mobile food pantries throughout Southwest Florida.

 

“This toast of support from the Southwest Florida Total Wine loyalty members will help Community Cooperative continue to feed the community, as food distribution needs are at record high,” said Tracey Galloway, CEO of Community Cooperative. “We anticipate the demand for help will continue to rise as we move into the holiday months, and we remain committed to serving the growing need with support of the community and partners like Total Wine and many others.”

 

Total Wine & More donated an amount equal to the value of all points that customers accrued at Total Wine & More’s Lee County stores from Sept. 1 through Sept. 13. The initiative was part of a Points with a Purpose event at Total Wine & More nationwide, which committed to donating up to $2 million across 25 states.

 

“The Points with a Purpose event was our way of saying thank you to our customers for their patronage and loyalty and, at the same time, investing in the communities we serve,” said Matt Indre, Senior Manager, Public Affairs & Community Relations at Total Wine & More. “In selecting Community Cooperative as our local charity, we support an outstanding charitable organization and its very important work throughout Lee County. By earning and using points, Total Wine and its loyalty members can help the organization help those in need. That’s points with a purpose!”

 

About Community Cooperative

For 35 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.

About Total Wine & More

Total Wine & More is America’s largest America’s largest independent retailer of fine wine, beer and spirits with 211 stores in 25 states. A four-time national retailer of the year award winner, the company’s vast selection of products, combined with low everyday prices and expertly trained wine, beer and spirits team members, provides a unique shopping experience for the customer. In 2019, Total Wine & More supported more than 16,000 charitable organizations in the states in which it operates with in-kind and cash donations in excess of $11.5 million that helped those organizations raise over $85 million for their good works. Since opening its first store in 1991, Total Wine & More has been committed to being the premier wine, beer and spirits retailer in every community that it serves. For more information about Total Wine & More, please visit http://www.totalwine.com.