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Community Cooperative, NFL player help hungry veterans in Cape Coral

Posted at 4:09 PM, Mar 14, 2019

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- Over 150 veterans walked away with free lunch Thursday morning and it was all thanks to a few local groups.

Volunteers with the Community Cooperative handed out food items in the parking lot at the Lee County VA Health Center in Cape Coral.

The veterans could pick from a variety of food including bread, canned goods, and fresh veggies.

One WWII veteran said he loves these types of events because he gets to meet new people.

"I enjoy that, I enjoy people, I really enjoy talking to them,” said 92-year-old Richard Keyes.

The Community Cooperative also had a little help at the event from others.

iMold, a locally and veteran owned business, was there handing out gift cards.

Plus, Tommy Bohanon who plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars was also there to help hand out food.

“It hits home because these people have given so much to our country, and to each and every one of us just for freedom," said Bohanon. "To be able to give back to them in anyway, I hold that very near and dear to my heart.”

You can read more about The Community Cooperative by clicking here.