Hatteras Island Meals, Inc. will resume meals delivery to clients from Rodanthe to Hatteras village on Monday, May 13. The organization experienced financial trouble early in 2013 and delivery was suspended in February.
With great generosity, members of the community — including civic associations, churches, businesses and individuals — responded immediately when the needs of the organization were made known by the organization’s restructured board.
Thanks to the success of a May 2 fundraiser and an anonymous donation, the organization is now able to resume noon-time meal delivery three days a week.
The Hatteras Island Meals fundraiser, held at the Beach Klub at Koru Village, included a barbecue dinner by Crazy Johnny’s BBQ, a silent auction and a raffle.
Hatteras Island businesses and artists contributed more than 75 prizes and Sysco of Hampton Roads supplied the food for the event.
This event raised over $6,000 with additional donations still coming in as silent auction winners collect their items.
“Our ability to resume delivery and have stability in our financial picture is such a relief. I am so grateful to the Hatteras Island community for their responsiveness and heartfelt support for the residents here who are the most vulnerable,” said Natalie McIntosh, Hatteras Island Meals president.
Assistance with the May 2 fundraiser came from many on Hatteras Island. Koru Village furnished the stunning venue for the event.
“Koru Village is very proud to have been able to assist such an amazing community resource like Hatteras Island Meals. The Beach Klub is not just a vacation destination. It is also place for the community to come together,” said Joe Thompson, owner of Koru Village.
In the middle of March, an anonymous donor offered a challenge match of $10,000. Hatteras Island Meals and the Hatteras Island community met that challenge just prior to the May 2 fundraiser.
On May 13, the organization is now prepared to resume delivery three days a week, knowing that bills are paid and funding is in place for several months.
The volunteer members of the Hatteras Island Meals board are Natalie McIntosh, president; Winsor Jacques, vice president; Sue Mattingly, treasurer; Nancy Quast, secretary; Werner Quast, vice secretary; Rene Midgett, director of donations, and Carla Reynolds, director of events.
In Hatteras Island villages, volunteer community managers make sure noon-time meals are delivered to the organization’s clients. Serving in Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo is Cathy Morrett. Jim Coffey covers Avon. Nancy Quast is the community manager in Buxton and Frisco. Leeann Quidley Canning takes cares of Hatteras village.
People interested in volunteering with Hatteras Island Meals can contact Natalie McIntosh at [email protected]
Those who may need the service offered by Hatteras Island Meals can reach out to Dare County Social Services at 252-475-9320.
The funding need is ongoing. To make a donation, mail a check payable to Hatteras Island Meals, Inc. to P.O. Box 854, Frisco, NC 27920.