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  • End Summer Hunger Food Drive in the Art Loft

    During the next SoCo Second Saturday art crawl, The Union Artist Studios, ocasiocasa, Crafted and Studio 204 will be hosting a great event in collaboration with the Community Cooperative of SWFL!

    Join the artists of ArtLoft (Union Artist Studios, Crafted, Studio 204 and Ocasiocasa) on June 10th during our monthy SOCO event 6pm to 10pm as we partner with Community Cooperative to assist them in ending summer hunger. 70% of Lee County students qualify for free lunch and a large number of them depend on Community Cooperative for nutrition during the summer months when school is out. People give during the holidays and very few donate when its actually needed, which is this time of the year.

    The artists of ArtLoft have been busy creating food related art which will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to Community Cooperative. We will also have raffles and prizes thoughout the evening. Make a donation, recieve a raffle ticket!!! Live music and more!!!!!!

    If you plan on bringing items to donate, here is a "wishlist" of items they need to help out local families:

    Peanut Butter & Jelly
    Canned Tuna, Chicken, Ham, Beef
    Beans (All varieties)
    Whole Wheat Pasta & Pasta Sauce
    Brown Rice (Family size bags)
    Cereal
    Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, Chicken Helper
    Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Canned Soup
    Macaroni & Cheese
    Canned Milk
    Adobe Seasoning, Montreal Chicken Seasoning, Italian Seasoning
    Ranch Salad Dressing
    Powdered Coffee Creamer
    Iced Tea Drink Mix, Lemonade Drink Mix
    Laundry Detergent
    Dry Erase Markers
    Kitchen Towels
    Pens
    Gift Cards (Lowe’s, Home Depot)
    Toothpaste, Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant
    Mosquito Spray
    Clothing
    Toothbrushes
    Bike Locks & Lights Batteries (all sizes)
    Razors
    Shoes
    Flashlights
    Towels
    Back Packs
    Socks