The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cape Coral donated more than 2,000 pounds of food to the "Not In My City" food drive. Meghan Madden received the food on behalf of CCMI. Yellow Helping Hands-T-shirted members unloaded cases of food from the delivery truck early Saturday morning and church members volunteered throughout the day at the Family Fun Festival.
The LDS Church linked with "NOT IN MY CITY" to raise awareness of CCMI's need. The LDS Church in Cape Coral sponsored a kick-off community pig roast February 23, where an additional 407 pounds of backpack kid-friendly food was donated at that time.
Schooner Bay Realty teamed up with Clear Channel Media, Lowe's, Chick-Fil-A and the Lee County Sheriff's Department for a day full of family friendly fun to benefit Community Cooperative Ministries serving Lee County families in need.
Cape Coral High School JROTC Cadets led by Theresa Hentges, senior instructor, helped sort and box individually donated food. William Simmons, assistant senior instructor said, "Our program is service-oriented and crosses cultural and Christian religion borders. Our cadet program teaches kids to plan, organize and work in community service."
Ashton Davis, senior assistant instructor added, "They learn by doing and giving, not by getting something in return."
Bishop David Krzak remarked, "We appreciate the chance to help the needy."