24th Annual Christmas Carol Sing brings in thousands of pounds of food

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FORT MYERS, Fla.- Hundreds of people gathered in Fort Myers to sing carols at First Presbyterian Church for the 24th Annual Christmas Carol Sing. The event also raises thousands of pounds of food for needy families, and all that food stays right here in Southwest Florida.

They are hoping to receive around 9,000 pounds of food, and thousands of dollars in donations as well. Each can or dollar you donate goes directly to help local families.
“Today we have the Carol Sing to raise food for CCMI,” said Pastor Paul de Jong.

“We get about 8,000 to 9,000 pounds of food and equally about the same amount of money through a passing of the plate during the service,” said Tracey Galloway, whose family organizes the event.

“We have good buying power through the Harry Chapin Food Bank, so $10,000 we could buy almost $60,000 worth of food if you were to go to the grocery store,” she said. One in six of our families in Lee County is at risk of going hungry every single night.”

The carol sing is so popular, there are three shows, at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m.
If you missed the shows, and would still like to donate food, you can do so at any Galloway Ford dealership location.

You can also mail donations to Community Cooperative
PO Box 2143
Fort Myers, FL 33902

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