The 19th annual Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit for Community Cooperative will be held March 10, 2022, at the service garages of Sam Galloway Ford in Fort Myers. The evening features a southern-style dinner prepared by local restaurants and businesses as guests raise much-needed funds to support those struggling with hunger and homelessness. The popular annual event, which last year raised a record $1.22 million, helped thousands of men, women and children in Lee County. While the need for food assistance has declined slightly since the height of the pandemic, higher grocery prices now are resulting in another rise in people seeking food assistance. In 2020, more than 38 million people in the U.S. lived in households with limited access to adequate food. For more information, visit CommunityCooperative.com, or call 239-332-7687 ext. 101.