Community Cooperative’s 17th Annual Becoming Cosmopolitan: ‘Gone Country’ fundraising event planned Oct. 12

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2023) – Community Cooperative, along with presenting sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust, will host its popular annual fall fundraiser, Becoming Cosmopolitan: Gone Country, on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers.

Guests to this fun and chic event will put on their boots and mosey on over to The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon for an evening featuring cowboy cuisine, country cocktails at the watering hole, line dancing, boutique shopping, an incredible silent auction, and a darn tootin’ good time – all while raising money to support Community Cooperative’s mission of ending hunger and homelessness in southwest Florida.

“With the rising costs of food and rent, in addition to the financial hardships caused by Hurricane Ian, our community is relying on us now more than ever,” said Stefanie Edwards, CEO of Community Cooperative. “Making a difference has never been so much fun, y’all!”

Tickets are $250 for VIP, with general admission $150. Visit to purchase tickets.

Sponsorships as well as donations for silent and live auctions are needed. Contact or call (239) 332-7687 ext. 112 for more information.

About Community Cooperative

Since 1984, Community Cooperative has worked to effectively eliminate hunger and homelessness in southwest Florida 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 information, visit
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