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2nd Annual “CAN IT! Campaign” Collected 1,200+ Pounds of Food, Exceeded Goal

Food drive exceeded goal by nearly 20%, will help 40 families in Southwest Florida

PTE team at CCMI
PRLog - Nov. 27, 2012 - FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In an effort to help end hunger in Southwest Florida, Pushing the Envelope, Inc. recently hosted their 2nd Annual CAN IT!, a food drive – doubling their goal from last year to 1,000 items.

With support from many community members and businesses, the goal was exceeded by nearly 20%! Approximately 1,180 items were collected during the five-week campaign and donated to Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. (CCMI) for their soup kitchen and emergency food supplies.

According to CCMI, “on average, a 30lb bag of food is provided to families. The estimated 1,200 lbs of food donated through the CAN IT! Campaign will feed about 40 families (depending of family size).”

Pushing the Envelope, Inc. would like to thank their participating drop off locations who joined the campaign this year including: City Mattress, Frantz Eye Care, Profiles Hair Skin Nails, Salon Adrian, California Closets, Pressstige Printing, Progressive, and Office Furniture & Design Concepts, Inc.


CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, providing meals each month through their Soup Kitchen and Meals on Wheels programs. The nonprofit agency also educates 40 children in their Community Montessori Preschool, provides weekend backpacks full of food to more than 2,500 children each school year and oversees a mobile food pantry as well as an everyday choice marketplace. For more information please visit http://www.ccmileecounty.com.


Pushing the Envelope, Inc. is a mixed marketing communications firm offering public relations, marketing communications, social media strategy, Internet marketing, and web development services. Based in Fort Myers, the firm services clients both regionally and nationally. For more information, please call (239) 221-2858, visit http://www.getpushing.com.

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